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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
This weekend visit the Common Ground Fair
Bangor Daily News - 9/25/2010.
By Emily Burnham – Now in its 34th year, the Common Ground Fair kicks off this weekend, with a whole host of farmers, gardeners, makers, builders, musicians, artists, activists and lots and lots of farm animals and good food.
Nutrient rich leaves can help compost piles
Bangor Daily News - 9/25/2010.
By Reeser Manley – I can think of a couple of good reasons to rake autumn leaves into huge piles. Neither involves stuffing them into plastic bags to be left at curbside until trash day.
Common Ground color
Kennebec Journal - 9/25/2010.
By David Leaming – Kim Erickson, left, Sophie Erickson and Kate Kemper, of Unity, look over vegetable displays in the exhibition hall at the Common Ground Country Fair in Unity on opening day Friday of the three-day fair.
Keep Frankenfish fiction
Boston Globe - 9/25/2010.
By Derrick Z. Jackson – I’m not getting anywhere near Frankenfish. I mean, do I really want to eat an aquatic Roger Clemens? The Food and Drug Administration is close to approving a farm-raised salmon jacked up with enough growth hormone to come to market in 18 months instead of three years. In a publicity photo, the genetically-modified salmon is a battleship to the dinghy of a normal one.
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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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