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An image from From Huey Coleman's film, "Maine Heritage Orchard," showing orchard director John Bunker. The film will be presented throughout Maine this winter and spring.

Prize-winning Maine filmmaker Huey Coleman's "Maine Heritage Orchard" film will be shown during the 2016 Maine Short Film Festival, sponsored by the Maine Film & Video Association.

Huey was at the first planting day of MOFGA's Maine Heritage Orchard in 2013, when volunteers planted 102 heirloom apple trees on a reclaimed sand and gravel pit in Unity, Maine. He continued documenting the project for the next year and a half.

Huey's video will be shown at these locations:

December 11, 2015, 5:30 p.m. – Strand Theater, Rockland
January 7, 7:30 p.m. – Space Gallery, Portland
January 14, 7 p.m. – Gracie Theatre, Bangor
January 28, time TBA – Frontier Café, Brunswick
March 10, time TBA – Reel Pizza, Bar Harbor
March 24, 7 p.m. – Stonington Opera House, Stonington
April 7, 7 p.m. – The Alamo, Bucksport
April 14, 7 p.m. – Denmark Arts Center, Denmark
April 21, 7 p.m. – Schoodic Arts for All, Winter Harbor
April 28, 7 p.m. – Railroad Square Cinema, Waterville

The video is also posted at www.youtube.com/user/MaineOrganicFarmers (click on the video titled, "Maine Heritage Orchard").

Read more about MOFGA's Maine Heritage Orchard

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
The 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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