Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association


Thinking outside the Food Box

May 25, 2020 – The Editorial Board, Bangor Daily News – It was a startling headline last week: “Maine will miss out on $3 billion food program aimed at helping food pantries.”


This Amish farm’s in-ground greenhouse is the first of its kind in Maine

May 25, 2020 – By Alexander MacDougall, Bangor Daily News – An Amish farm in rural Aroostook County is not usually the type of place people look to for something new and innovative. But the Mountain View Farm in Dyer Brook has done just that, thanks to a partnership with a local food delivery company and Unity College to produce a commercial greenhouse that is likely the first of its kind in the state.


Taking NZ wine carbon neutral to lure younger buyers

May 25, 2020 – By Jono Galuszka, stuff – A glass of Marlborough sauvignon blanc is known the world over for its big blast of tropical fruit, but winemakers want to enhance their reputation by removing something - carbon.


Meet the 2020 Russell Libby Agricultural Scholarship winners

May 24, 2020 – By Peggy Grodinsky, Portland Press Herald – A dairy farmer, a future flower farmer and an elementary school teacher who is engaging students in growing vegetables each received $1,500 to help them reach their (organic) goals.


2020 Lee Auto Malls Community Farm Champion

May 24, 2020 – By Molly Adams, Portland Press Herald – Bahner Farm is an anchor farm for the Daybreak Growers Alliance that recently received a federal grant for solar installation. Maine’s commitment to buy local has kept them and other small farms afloat during the pandemic.


Here’s how to build a perfect pollinator hotel

May 24, 2020 – By Sam Schipani, Bangor Daily News – Building a pollinator hotel is a great way to make space for pollinators on your property, especially if you live in an urban environment. Pollinator hotels provide a home for solitary bees and a place for other pollinators that live alone to build their nests.


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