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Meet MOFGA Volunteer Tim Libby

March 2020

Tim Libby spends most of his time in the woods: from the off-the-grid cabin he calls home in Union, Maine, to the thousands of acres of protected land he stewards as the forest and facilities manager at Midcoast Conservancy in Edgecomb. Most days he can be found at the conservancy’s Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson. Libby credits his professional role in the woods to MOFGA’s Low-Impact Forestry (LIF) program. “Without my involvement with MOFGA, I wouldn’t be doing the work I’m doing today.” His experience gained with LIF, he feels, makes him a suitable caretaker for Midcoast Conservancy.

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2020 Common Ground Country Fair Poster Unveiled

March 2020

A highlight during MOFGA day at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show was the unveiling of the 2020 Common Ground Country Fair poster. The poster, featuring monarda (bee balm) and bees, highlights the importance of native plant species in supporting pollinators. Artist Joy Grannis of Portland created the design, which is a beautiful and fitting image for the 44th annual Common Ground Country Fair, September 25, 26 and 27, 2020.

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2019 Fleece Show Wrap-Up

March 2020

Rae Reimer of Bittersweet Farm in Arundel judged Saturday’s wool and alpaca fleece show at the 2019 Common Ground Country Fair, fielding questions from observers and sharing her in-depth knowledge with all. The show highlighted some of the best of the best in fiber from nine participants. Our angora bunny fiber judge was Jenny Smith of Underhill Farm and Fiber Mill.

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Meet MOFGA Volunteer Sam May

December 2019

May’s involvement with MOFGA began soon after his return to Maine in 2011, but the roots of his involvement go back to 1981 to 1983, when he lived and worked at Mary and Tony Bok’s farm in Camden – where now-Congresswoman Chellie Pingree had been MOFGA’s first farm apprentice. He has been attending the Common Ground Country Fair since it was in Litchfield. Given his interest in the agricultural scene here, MOFGA invited him to join its board. He currently serves on its executive, finance and fundraising committees.

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