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Growing Issues – Join the Discussion!

The Portland Museum of Art is once again partnering with MOFGA for a series of events about growing programs and issues in our communities. All events take place in the Bernard Osher Foundation Auditorium and are free for PMA and MOFGA members ($10 for the general public).

March 26
The Hidden World of Bees & Pollination
6:30 p.m.

Hear Christy Hemenway from Gold Star Bees, Heather Spalding, MOFGA Deputy Director, and Fedco Seeds founder, C.R. Lawn, talk about our pollinators and the national and local issues that concern them and our food supply. Maine honey and mead tasting to follow.

April 4
Inside the Portland Food Co-op
11:00 a.m.

Food co-ops are nationally on the rise. Learn why these organizations are so integral to a sustainable community and about the Portland Food Co-op’s unique mission to serve the community.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Much high fructose corn syrup contaminated with mercury
Common Dreams - 1/26/2009.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - January 26 - Mercury was found in nearly 50 percent of tested samples of commercial high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), according to a new article published today in the scientific journal, Environmental Health.
Genetically engineered animals and the FDA
Los Angeles Times - 1/26/2009.
Are genetically engineered fish and meat coming soon? We examine the Food and Drug Administration's regulations.
Todmorden: The deprived West Yorkshire town showing recovery can be homegrown
Times of London - 1/25/2009.
There are some curious sights around the streets of Todmorden, a town tucked into a narrow cleft in the Pennine hills on the border between Yorkshire and Lancashire. On an abandoned demolition site in the centre of town, raspberry canes and cherry saplings sprout from heaps of spoil; there is chard growing in an old horse trough outside the town hall and a sign on the railway station invites passengers to help themselves to rosemary from herb planters along the platform.
For top chefs, food policy is on the menu
Boston Globe - 1/25/2009.
While campaigning in Pittsburgh, then-Senator Barack Obama, and his wife, Michelle, ate at Pamela's diner last year. Some chefs hope Obama's love for eating out will influence a national policy that fosters more nutritious food.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

March 26 - Growing Issues: The Hidden World of Bees and Pollination

March 27 - Lincoln/Knox County Grower Meeting

April 8 - Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes

April 11 - MOFGA's Organic Orcharding Workshop: Grafting Fruit Trees

April 11 - "Cultivating Our Community 2015: Healthy Soil Matters!"

April 14 - Volunteer Kitchen Work Day at MOFGA

April 19 - Help Plant 75 Historic Apple and Pear Trees


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