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Unity, ME  04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
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Email: mofga@mofga.org

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294 Crosby Brook Road, Unity, Maine


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Pheonix Obrien
Pheonix Obrien, one of MOFGA's farmers in residence, cultivates just-germinated carrots. Photo by Megan Gardner.


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Our Farmers in Residence, Megan Gardner and Pheonix Obrien, are posting weekly updates about their farming experiences at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center on our Facebook Page. Follow this young couple as they learn and grow.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Corinne Mann, 97, renowned Maine gardener
Portland Press Herald - 1/29/2013.
By Melanie Creamer - Kittery: Corinne Mann, a highly acclaimed horticulturist and landscape artist once described as the "Daylily lady of Kittery Point," has died at age 97.
New Legislation Calls for Action to Protect Kids from the Most Dangerous Chemicals
Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine - 1/29/2013.
Augusta - Last year, Maine named 49 Chemicals of High Concern, a list that identifies chemicals proven through strong, scientific evidence to cause cancer, reproductive problems, and hormone disruption. But no action has been proposed to reduce exposure to these chemicals - until today.
At benefit, eating snakehead to help the Chesapeake Bay
The Washington Post - 1/29/2013.
By Darryl Fears - One way to deal with invasive species (a fish called the snakehead, in this case): eat them.
B&Q and Wickes remove 'bug killers' blamed for decline of bees
The Telegraph (U.K.) - 1/29/2013.
By Louise Gray - Two UK retailers are removing some neonicotinoid insecticides from their shelves, due to concern for bees.
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