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MOF&G Cover Spring 1998

 

 


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Numbers refer to the issue and page number of The MOF&G.
1 = March/April/May; 2 = June/July/August; 3 = Sept./Oct./Nov.; 4 = Dec./Jan./Feb.

Aerial spraying ban proposed 2/10
petition progresses 4/9
Abzug, Bella 4/31
Aluminum edging 1/34
Apples, growing organically 1/21, 1/32, 4/20
Autumn Olive 3/33
Barn planning books 1/34
Bed and Breakfasts, listed 1/30
Bees, combsize and Varroa mites 4/14
Belding, John and Susan 1/1
Board of Pesticides Control
   announces obsolete household pesticides disposal program 2/9
   and benlate drift incident 1/11
   and Brown Tail moths 2/8
   and chlordane, Garlon consent agreements 2/8
   considers DeCoster flystrip incident 1/11, 4/9
   considers mission revision 1/10
   considers status of New Leaf Potatoes 3/7
   and Gillespie Farms violations 4/9
   grants emergency strawberry exemption again 3/7
   and Lawnmark application 4/8
   and Maine Public Service Company variance 2/8
   meeting coverage 1/10, 3/6, 4/7
   and proposed spray registry 1/10, 2/8, 3/7, 4/7
   and public education 2/8
   recommends landlord prosecution 1/11
   and state pesticides policy 3/5
   tables registry of Novartis corn 4/7
   to investigate surface water contamination 2/8
   and unwanted diazinon treatment 4/8
   and Walmart violation 4/7
   widens focus on home pesticide applicators 3/43
Bondeson, Peter 4/12
Borage 2/35
Botanical gardens, some history 4/5
Bovine Growth Hormone, labeling 4/5
Bug zappers, the down side 1/35
Burdock 1/15
Calendar 1/46, 2/46, 3/55, 4/46
Cancer 4/29
   and broccoli sprouts 4/6
   diet and supplements and 4/30
   and phytoestrogens 4/30
   and red meat, alcohol 4/6
Celery, blanching 2/36
Chainsaw safety 4/26
Chamomile 3/48
Chefs Collaborative 2000 2/5
Climate, global, and change 4/27
Cochran, Newt, a tribute to 3/13
Common Ground Fair
   admission 3/25
   area coordinators 3/13
   advanced tickets 4/43
   booth space, applications for 1998 4/43
   children’s area 3/23
     needs you 2/41
   children’s garden parade 3/23
     coloring book 3/23
   country store 3/26
   crafts 3/19
   directory of fair participants 3/31-32
   entertainment 3/15-16
   exhibition hall 3/21
     standards 2/41
   farmers at the fair 3/17-18
   farmer’s market 3/18
   farrier shoeing contest 3/22
   fiddle contest 3/22
   films, 3/19
   food at the fair 3/24
   food providers, thanks to 4/44
   foot race 3/22
     results 1996, 2/41
   Gelbspan, Ross 3/21, 4/27
   greening of technology 3/19
   guidelines considered 2/41
   homebrewing contests 3/22
   information booth 3/26
   liability insurance at 3/4
   livestock area 3/18
   manure pitch-off 3/22
   map of the fairgrounds 3/28
   MOFGA booth 3/26
   Native American arts area 3/19
   political activism at 3/21
   permanent site (see also MOFGA permanent site) 1/44, 2/45, 3/53
   poster winner 2/41
   public policy teach-in 3/21
   recycling at 3/14
   schedule of events 3/27
   schoolhouse talks cancelled 4/42
   sheep dog demonstrations 3/20
   and tuba repair 4/2
   thanks for donations 4/42
   ticket outlets 3/25
   traffic and parking 3/25
   volunteers 1/43
     thanks to 4/42
   Wednesday spinners 3/20
   Whole Life Tent 3/20
   winners, of everything 1997 4/43
Compost
   on Old Stage Farm 1/16
   in potting mixes 2/29
   activators in commercial 4/33
Cooperatives
   for Maine organic farmers 3/35
   for marketing promotion 2/23
Community supported agriculture, university-based 3/37
Connett, Dr. Paul 4/29
Cranberries, bog and beach day 3/9
Cuba
  and sustainable agriculture 2/12
  Maine farmers in 2/14-15
Cucumber beetles 4/34
Dairies, organic 2/6
  in Maine 1/7
  farmers to meet 4/44
Davis, Nellie 3/10
Daytripping in Maine
  listings wanted 1/4
  listings 1997 2/24 -26
  dates 2/24
Deer
   repellents 1/44
   fencing 2/15
Dioxin
   contamination 4/6
   and effect on the brain 4/6
Diversity on the small farm 1/20, 2/21
Donkeys, and mules 2/1, 3/4
Dumanoski, Diane 4/32
E. coli 0157:H7 1/34
Editorials
   Changing the Equation 2/3
   Consider Nursery Crops 2/3
   Digging In 4/4
   How To Get To Norlands 4/3
   Maine Can Reduce Pesticides Now 1/3
   Minimize Pesticide Use: Keep Highmoor Open 3/4
   Minimize Synthetic Nitrogen Use 3/4
   The Organic Movement: Stage II Needs You 1/3
   The Organic Movement Must Pull In the Public 2/3
   Ready To Listen 1/3
Education
   Maine Ag in the Classroom 1/6
  mechanical cultivation workshop 1/6
Elderberry 4/39
   extract 1/35
   elixir 4/39
Endocrine disrupters teach-in 1/8
Farrell, Sue 3/4
Farmer to Farmer 1996
   Creating an image for your farm 2/20
  Diversity is difficult 2/21
   Hay, produce, Percherons at Hoof 'n Paw 1/20
   Local, frugal ideas from Irish agriculture 1/19
   Maple syrup production for beginners 1/21
   Organic apple production 1/21
   Marketing ideas for small farmers 2/18
   Save farms and farmers 1/18
Farm Profiles
   Old Stage Farm 1/1
   Lornell Gardens 3/10
Fertilizer
   hair as 3/42
   too much nitrogen 3/42
Fishfarming 4/24
Food-Health-Nutrition
   Life-enhancing foods 1/38
   Healthy meals that taste good too 4/38
   When the right food is the wrong food 2/31
Forest garden, for pest control 2/27
Forest compact opposed 3/9
Fuels, a push for cleaner 4/28
Frogs, deformed 4/6
Fungicides for mildew 3/40
Garlic, harvesting methods 1/20
Gelbspan, Ross 4/27
Genetically engineered food 3/38
   and Bt resistance 2/11
   Gerritsen’s letter to EPA regarding 2/11
   labeling bill resubmitted 1/8
   labeling bill fails 3/39
   and organic label 3/40
Genetically engineered seed 3/38, 4/7
Ginkgo 2/34
Gleaning programs 2/37
Golf, in the cow pasture 4/36
Greenhouse growing
   at Old Stage Farm 1/16
   at ReVision House 4/24
Greenhouse construction 4/22
Grow Your Own
   Grow your own fruit trees 1/32
   Fava beans 2/36
   Mesclun 3/44
   Breadseed poppy 4/35
Growing With Nature
   Wisp of a wasp 1/33
   Gnatasha and Lindy 2/33
   Cookbook methodology 4/34
Grubinger, Vern 1/18
Harvest Kitchen
   Thai cuisine 1/39
   Fava favorites 2/37
   Gifts to fill the stomach 4/37
Healthy Foods from Healthy Soils 2/22
Hemp, resources and products 4/11
Herbal Resource Center 1/11
Herbal Green Pages 4/15
Herbs (see also individual herbs)
  culinary, for the window sill 4/21
Highmoor Farm closure threatened 3/9
Incinerator ash, toxic nature of 4/29
Irish agriculture 1/19
Index, 1996 1/42
Irrigation
   drip, on Old Stage Farm 1/16
   clay pots for 1/35
Kochenthal, Wendy 4/11
Lambs quarters 4/16
Landscaping trends 3/41
Lead, in garden soil 2/32
Livestock
   fencing 1/44
   and toxic plants 2/14
Maine Potato Ecosystem Project 1/3
Maine Seed Savers Network Annual Seed Swap 1/5
Maple syrup production for the beginner 1/21
Marketing produce 2/18, 2/20, 2/23, 4/4, 4/20
   cooperative 2/23
   group 2/10
   and listening to customers 4/36
   media relations and 2/10
   through a coop 3/34
Martin, Andrea 4/29
McLaughlin Garden saved 1/6
Meader, Elwyn 1/12
Meat industry, and public right to know 4/6
Metatecture 1/2
Meetings, Conferences, Festivals (see also Farmer to Farmer and Common Ground Fair)
   Agricultural trades show 4/44
   American Livestock Breeds Conservancy 2/6
   Cities by Natures Design 2/7
   Environment and health 4/29
   Environment Day 1/8
   First Annual Wildgathering 1/5
   Maine Seed Saving Network Seed Swap 1/5
   Northern Maine Products Trade Show 1/5
   Plant Swap 1/5
   Scionwood Exchange 1/5
Mills, Dixie M.D 4/30
Milk, organic 2/6
   in Maine 1/7
   and Stonyfield Farm 4/28
MOFGA
   and Kenneth Horn 1/4
   Board members elected 1/45
   certified growers listed 2/42, 3/50
MOFGA permanent site 1/44, 3/53, 4/1
   purchased 2/45
Monsanto
   and agricultural biotechnology 3/40
   fights labeling bill 3/39
   recalls seed 3/38
Mulches
   and tomatoes 1/27
   living 2/36
   toxic 2/15
Mules, and donkeys 2/1, 3/4
Nitrogen fertilizer 3/42
Nursery crops,growing organically 2/29
   for FEDCO 2/30
Organic agriculture
   and Fresh Trends survey 1/7
   promoted by League of Women Voters 1/8
   and USDA research funding 4/10
   instead of synthetic nitrogen fertilizers 3/42
Organic foods
   on Swissair 4/5
   sales increase 4/10
Organic grain, at Inverness Farm 1/8
Organic leadership award 4/11
Packaging, ecologically 4/33
Pea tendrils 4/4
Peatmoss, problems in soil mix 2/29
Permaculture 2/27
Pest control
   in the forest garden 2/27
   select plants for 2/28
   and pheromones 2/9
   and vinegar spray 3/40
   and beneficials 3/41
   using cotton tufts 4/17
Pesticide reduction legislation 1/3
   MOFGA policy paper on 1/23
   succeeds 3/5
Pesticide spray schedule, general 2/5
Pesticides
   ban in San Francisco 1/9
   obsolete, disposal of 2/9
   on strawberries 2/5
   production ceases 4/9
   reduction urged 1/10
   state policy on 3/5
   use in Great Britain increases 4/6
Poems
   Climate Eradication 1/4
   Nature is Boss 4/4
Population, world
   and food security 1/2, 2/4, 3/4
   and nitrogen fertilizer 3/42
Portland Public Market 1/6
   applications for 1/6
Potatoes
   growing organically 4/12
   Maine Ecosystem project 1/3
   transgenic 3/7
Praying mantids 1/33, 2/2
Recipe index
   Ashwood Soup 4/38
   Barbecue Sauce 4/41
   Blueberry Pizzette 4/40
   Borage and Cucumber Soup 2/35
   Burdock Roots 1/15
   Chicken Saltimbocca 3/46
   Chicken Paprikash 4/38
   Cilantro Pesto 1/39
   Classic Thai noodles 1/39
   Clean out the Fridge Frittata 3/46
   Cranberry Butter 4/37
   Creamy Vinaigrette 3/45
   Egyptian Vegetable Soup 2/37
   Favas with Tiny Pasta 2/37
   Fava Beans with Spring Lettuce and Onions 2/37
   French Sorrel Soup 1/37
   Garlic Croutons 3/45
   Garlic Shrimp or Tofu 1/39
   Ginger and Pear Conserve 4/37
   Heart’s Delight Tea 1/29
   Herbal Tea Blend 1/29
   Hot and Sour Shrimp Soup 1/39
   Hot Pepper Vinegar 4/37
   Lentil Soup 4/38
   Muesli 4/38
   Olde Cloister Punch 1/29
   Orange Muffins 4/38
   Polish Sorrel Soup 1/37
   Pine Nut Dumplings 4/41
   Poppyseed Bread 4/37
   Radicchio and Greens with Hot Dressing 3/45
   Raspberry Almond Torte Cookies 4/37
   Ruby Vinegar 4/37
   Recycling plastic pots 1/9, 4/5
Reviews
   Books
     The Art of French Vegetable Gardening 2/41
     Bombardier Beetles and Fever Trees 2/40
     Carrying Water as a Way of Life 1/40
     Children’s Nonfiction 2/38
     Creole Flavors 4/41
     Estrogen the Natural Way 4/30
     Forest Gardening: Cultivating an Edible Landscape 2/39
     Gardening Wizardry for Kids 2/38
     Hardy Roses – An Organic Guide 4/40
     The Herb Gardener, A Guide for All Seasons 2/40
     The Herbal Grove 4/41
     Index of Garden Plants 4/41
     Little Farmer’s Coloring Book 2/38
     Living with Herbs 2/40
     Medicine of the Earth 1/40
     My Weeds 1/41
     Noah’s Garden 1/41
     The Organic Rose Garden 4/40
     Pizzette 4/41
     Planting the Future 2/40
     Return to Pleasant Valley 1/40
     Steel in the Field 4/40
     The Woodland Garden 2/39
   Software
     The Guide to a Sustainable Future 3/49
   Videos
     Vegetable Farmers and their Weed Control Machines 3/49
Re-Vision House 4/24
Roses, hardy for Maine 4/17
Sage 3/46
Salmonella, steam treatment for 4/6
Salsify 1/15
Seed, heirloom
   at High Mowing 1/6
   black bean 4/16
Seed Saving (Also see Maine Seed Savers Network)
   from mature fruits 2/14
   at Old Stage Farm 1/17
   Permaculture Seed Exchange 1/6
   and World Seed Fund 2/6
Seedlings
   and transplant tray size 1/44
   and peatmoss alternatives 2/29
Sewall, Bob, message from 1/3
Smartwood program, and Two Trees Forestry 2/6
Solar cookers 2/6
Sorrel 1/37
Spalding, Heather 1/43
Stonyfield Farm Carbon Solution 4/38
Strawberries, California and farm workers 2/5
St. Johnswort 1/36
Sweet Woodruff 1/28
Swissair, serves organic food 4/5
Three Season Polyculture 1/22
Tomatoes
   heirloom 4/14
   marketing specialty 4/4
Tractors and hitching safety 2/9
Two Trees Forestry 2/6
Volunteer recovering 3/13
Volunteer Profiles
   Plumb, Steve 1/46
   Kafka, Jason 2/47
   Foust, Barbara 4/46
Weather forecasting 1/4
Weeding, boiling water 3/44
Wild Plant Conservation 1/31
Woods End Research Laboratory 3/42
Working Capital Loan Program 1/6
World Wide Web 1/27
   and Maine Web Sites 1/27
   and sustainable farming connection 2/7
Wynn, Andy, in memory 1/45

– Lynn Allen


  

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