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Phone: 207-568-4142
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MOFGA's Organic Orcharding Workshop: Pruning Fruit Trees

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sat., March 25 – MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity
Fee: $50; $35 for MOFGA members
Please bring your own bag lunch

Designed for beginner to intermediate orchardists managing backyard plantings to larger orchards. Learn to prune fruit trees to encourage vigorous growth, heavy fruit set, and quality fruit yield. Scionwood collection and storage will also be covered. Confirmation and directions will be sent a week prior to the start of the workshop. Please keep in mind that pre-registration and payment are required.

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By Sarah Newman – Plenty of people, including me, prefer organic produce because it is healthier and safer. But this certification does nothing to ensure that it was produced with sustainable agricultural practices.
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By Mechele Cooper – Paul Randall pulled his camper in to the Windsor Fairgrounds Wednesday morning. The Pownal cattle farmer came early to set up for the Northeast Livestock Expo scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
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Portland Press Herald - 5/13/2009.
By Meredith Goad – When I dropped by to visit with Rob Evans last week, he was chatting on his cell phone with his biggest fan – his mom. She was the first person he called from the Lincoln Center after he won the James Beard Foundation's award for Best Chef: Northeast last week in New York. "She said, 'You don't need my approval anymore,' " Evans said. Hugo's, the Middle Street restaurant owned by the 45-year-old Evans and his wife and business partner Nancy Pugh, probably will be tough to get into in the coming weeks, at least on the weekends.
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