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Amy Dodge

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Amy Dodge of MOFGA certified organic Fox Moon Farm at Indian Ridge in Addison. Dodge raises vegetables, herbs, edible flowers and annual cut flowers, which she sells through the Machias Marketplace, Jonesport Farmers’ Market, Perry Harvest Festival, Machias Harvest Festival and from her farm. Dodge says she takes a holistic approach to gardening and farming and strives for diversity in her systems. Visit Fox Moon Farm on Facebook.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Farmers' Position in Climate Talks
IFOAM - 12/12/2014.
With the impacts of climate change being felt on food systems around the world, agriculture is one of the issues at the heart of climate change concerns. Three Farmers’ Organizations are united in their call to governments at the United Nations climate conference (COP20 Lima) to put agriculture on the table for the Paris climate agreement.
KVCC wraps up first year of sustainable agriculture program
Kennebec Journal - 12/12/2014.
By Rachel Ohm - An organic certification, harvest of 6,800 pounds of produce and the addition of livestock to the farm on the school's Harold Alfond Campus mark the first year of a new farm-to-table program.
Aerial Photos Are New Weapon In Organic Civil War
Maine Public Broadcasting - 12/12/2014.
By Dan Charles - If you look at it one way, these are the best of times for organic egg and milk producers. They can barely keep up with demand. Prices for their products are high. Profits are rolling in. Operations are expanding. But that expansion is provoking suspicion, name-calling, and even clandestine investigations within the organic "community" because some organic advocates believe that some of these megafarms are not truly organic.
The Largest Seed Exchange in the World Inspires Change
Shareable - 12/12/2014.
By Bezdomny - Ethical consumers in the US are increasingly concerned with the seeds used in the production of their food. However, this has been an issue in Europe for many years. In fact, there are several transnational seedsaver networks, like Arche Noah, which have become policy reform experts on heritage seeds.
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