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In January the Partridge Foundation awarded $1.0 million to establish an endowment to support MOFGA’s New Farmer Programs. It also pledged an additional $1.0 million if MOFGA can raise a similar amount before 2016. Read more.
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Unity, ME  04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
Fax: 207-568-4141
Email: mofga@mofga.org

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294 Crosby Brook Road, Unity, ME


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Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes
April 8, 2015
6 to 9 p.m.
At adult education programs across the state!
Registration fees: $5 to cover handouts



Are you concerned about the rising cost of food? Unsure what the term "certified organic" means? Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner?

Join us for an evening-long workshop on how to grow your own garden. We’ll talk about the basics of soil science, how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. Presenters are seasoned MOFGA farmers and gardeners.

Each year MOFGA sponsors this statewide educational event at over 30 different locations in Maine. The workshops are open to the public and to people of all gardening skill and experience levels.

Class locations and more information.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Community rallies for art
Maine Sunday Telegram - 10/21/2012.
By Bob Keyes – Hallowell: The folks who run the Harlow Gallery like to think big. They do their share of small exhibitions that go up and come down, with little fanfare. But now and again, they do something way beyond expectation. That's the case with the gallery's latest project, "CSA: Community Supporting Arts."
Local food distribution goes bi-coastal with new partnership
Treehugger - 10/20/2012.
By Mat McDermott – Farmers markets may be great in bringing together local food producers and local food consumers, but without having distribution alternatives to the mega-distributors and markets there's a missing link in the chain of local/regional food production. One new way of addressing that is the new partnership between FoodHub, Ecotrust, and OR FoodEx.
Russell Libby To Speak at Conference On Slow Food
MOFGA Announcements - 10/19/2012.
The University of Maine and ESTIA, a non-profit and non-governmental organization based in Maine and dedicated to the protection of cultural and biological diversity, will host the 9th Annual ESTIA Conference, on Slow Food: A Model for Sustainable and Healthy Living.
A simple fix for farming
The New York Times - 10/19/2012.
By Mark Bittman – It’s becoming clear that we can grow all the food we need, and profitably, with far fewer chemicals. And I’m not talking about imposing some utopian vision of small organic farms on the world. Conventional agriculture can shed much of its chemical use – if it wants to.
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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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