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2015 Fair Poster


Common Ground
Country Fair

Presented by the
Maine Organic Farmers
and Gardeners Association

September 25, 26 & 27, 2015
Unity, Maine

Thank you to all who
attended the Fair!

Consider helping the post-Fair cleanup crew. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Anna Libby for information.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
10 foods that drive weight gain and loss identified by Harvard
The Atlantic - 6/24/2011.
By Daniel Fromson – In a new report published today in The New England Journal of Medicine, a team of Harvard researchers has revealed the results of a study of 120,877 people showing that small changes in lifestyle behaviors such as physical activity, sleep duration, and TV-watching are strongly correlated with long-term weight gain. But the most important factor was diet.
Our oil-dependent culture is sleepwalking into the future
Kennebec Journal - 6/24/2011.
By Denis Thoet – What is agriculture going to look like 30 years from now? Probably a lot like agriculture 130 years ago. No more tractors – horse power and human labor will rule. No more chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides – they are based on fossil fuels. Compost, manure, and green cover crops will bring back fertility lost by "conventional" farming methods.
Congress about to let agribiz get liberal – with pesticides
Grist - 6/23/2011.
By Tom Laskawy – I recently wrote about a quiet but vicious fight going on in Congress to restrict the EPA's ability to regulate pesticides. It's in many ways an obscure bureaucratic turf battle, only this one is about how easy it should be to douse that turf in toxic chemicals.
Maine strawberry season to be bountiful
Bangor Daily News - 6/23/2011.
By Sharon Kiley Mack – Monmouth: David Handley, a vegetable and small-fruit specialist, said Wednesday that Maine’s 2011 strawberry crop is looking juicy. Handley said his berries at the University of Maine’s Highmoor Farm in Monmouth look to be of good quality, size and number. Across the state, farmers are also smiling at the prospect of large, high quality crops.
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October 9-12 - Four-day Timber Frame Workshop at Hidden Valley Nature Center

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