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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
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Organic Farming:
Principles and Practice


Tuesday, May 24 and
Wednesday, May 25
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity

Free for MOFGA apprentices (registration required); MOFGA members $75; all other registrants $100 per day or $150 for both days

This is a two-day immersion course (free for MOFGA apprentices) open to any participants interested in learning the fundamental principles and practices of organic farming.

Join specialists from MOFGA's Agricultural Services Department and a panel of organic farmers for a two-day introductory course in organic farming. Register for either or both days. Lunch will be provided.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Disturbing New Evidence About What Common Pesticides Can Do to Brains
Mother Jones - 4/13/2016.
By Tom Philpott - For defense against the fungal pathogens that attack crops – think the blight that bedeviled Irish potato fields in the 19th century – farmers turn to fungicides. They're widely sprayed on fruit, vegetable, and nut crops, and in the past decade, they've become quite common in the corn and soybean fields. But as the use of fungicides has ramped up in recent years, some scientists are starting to wonder: What are these chemicals doing to the ecosystems they touch, and to us?
If You Eat Fast Food You’re Getting a Generous Helping of Toxic Chemicals
Civil Eats - 4/13/2016.
By Elizabeth Grossman - New study shows that consumption of fast food is linked to higher levels of phthalates, the chemicals used to produce many plastics.
Acreage for Genetically Modified Crops Declined in 2015
The New York Times - 4/13/2016.
By Andrew Pollack - The world’s farmers have increased their use of genetically modified crops steadily and sharply since the technology became broadly commercialized in 1996. Not anymore. In 2015, for the first time, the acreage used for the crops declined, according to a nonprofit that tracks the plantings of biotech seeds.
From fight club to food club in Portland
Bangor Daily News - 4/12/2016.
By Kathleen Pierce - At first glance it looks decrepit. The windows are boarded up, the floors uneven. Holes here and there are pitfalls for twisted ankles.
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