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Phone: 207-568-4142
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Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA
Saturday, June 13, 2015

A Hands-On, Skill-Sharing Event
Get ready to get dirty!
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Rain or shine • Free!


Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA is a free, volunteer-driven event offering hands-on workshops based on re-skilling for resiliency. Please bring a dish to share for the Potluck Picnic Lunch and something to add to the Stone Soup Kettle. Come dressed to participate and ready to get your hands dirty!

 Bring family and friends! Many activities are kid-friendly or specifically for kids. Learn skills that will allow you to throw off the shackles of consumer dependency and be more self-reliant. More details.

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

June 3 - Farm Training Project Workshop – So You Wanna Work with Steel?

June 5 - MOFGA's Common Ground Radio Show

June 8 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Ecological Pest Control

June 9 - "Nourish Dinner" to Benefit MOFGA

June 10 - Pasture and Forage Management Workshop

June 13 - Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA

June 16 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Ecological Weed Management

June 17 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Ecological Weed Management

June 17 - Pasture and Forage Management workshop

June 23 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Tractor Safety

June 23 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Creative and Collaborative Marketing

June 24 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Creative and Collaborative Marketing

June 27 - Organic Orcharding Workshop: Summer Orchard Care


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