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Online ticket sales for the 2014 Common Ground Country Fair are CLOSED.

Ticket prices at the gates are increasing to help support improved services and higher operation costs. You may still buy Advance Tickets at any of the OUTLETS LISTED HERE up until Fair time.

Our Store is now closed except for memberships, donations and registrations for events and workshops so that we may focus on getting our new inventory ready for the Country Store on the fairgrounds. 2014 Fair T-shirts, tote bags, aprons and more will be available online by October 1.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
EU under pressure to allow GM food imports from US and Canada
The Guardian [UK] - 9/5/2014.
By Fiona Harvey - Britain and other European Union member states are under increasing pressure from North American business groups to open their borders to imports of genetically modified food as part of negotiations for a new Transatlantic trade deal, environmental campaigners have warned.
Despite study linking formaldehyde to cancer, Maine agency not requiring its disclosure in products
Bangor Daily News - 9/3/2014.
By Mario Moretto - Despite a new national study that deems formaldehyde a known cancer-causing chemical in humans, Gov. Paul LePage’s administration is awaiting more information before forcing manufacturers to disclose the presence of the compound in their products.
From Walden Pond to Wilderness: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act and the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act
Huffington Post - 9/3/2014.
By Sen. Edward J. Markey - "...in Wildness is the preservation of the World." Henry David Thoreau's famous line was not published until a month after his death in 1862 in the essay "Walking." Thoreau spent much of the last decade of his life proclaiming the importance of nature and wilderness. His insight, distilled into a single sentence, echoed down the years as other Americans constructed our country's conservation legacy on the foundation Thoreau built in Concord, Massachusetts.
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September 27 - Beyond Hunger: Communities of Change

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