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Great Maine Apple Day


Sunday, October 18, 2015
12 noon to 4:00 p.m. Rain or Shine

Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

Common Ground Education Center
294 Crosby Brook Rd, Unity Maine

$4 for non-members, $2 for members
Kids get in free!

Celebrate the history, flavor and tradition of Maine apples, while honoring the importance of a diversified, perennial agriculture.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Unity College boosts food production with new greenhouses
Kennebec Journal - 9/25/2015.
By Rachel Ohm - The donation of 13 acres and greenhouse space, formerly a commercial business called Half Moon Gardens, has taken on a new life as a farm and research center at the college over the last two years.
Cultivating blueberries: A better blueprint
The Ellsworth American - 9/25/2015.
By Jody Spear - According to a recent report from MaineSalmonRivers.org, transitioning to organic production of blueberries makes sense for economic as well as ecological reasons. The report, titled "Inheritance of Blue," points out that only 1 percent of Maine's total blueberry acreage is now managed organically. Because 80 percent of commercial growers operate on less than 50 acres – a scale most appropriate for local, organic farms – there is a prime opportunity for niche marketing to be seized.
Researchers receive $1 million to boost organic grain production in Maine
University of Maine - 9/25/2015.
By Amanda Clark - Researchers at the University of Maine have received a $1 million federal grant from the U.S Department of Agriculture to continue their efforts in boosting organic grain production in northern New England.
Goat design chosen to represent Common Ground Country Fair
Bangor Daily News - 9/24/2015.
By Kathleen Pierce - A praying mantis on a pumpkin patch. A rooster letting it rip. A team of draft bulls dressed to impress. Each year a new design is chosen to represent the Common Ground Country Fair. And like a concert T-shirt, the original artwork is a coveted keepsake emblazoned on posters, shirts and even onesies. They sell out fast.
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