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    Celebrate Real Food on Food Day

    The fourth annual Food Day is almost here and things are revving up! We’ve got one week till the now annual celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainable food happens on Friday, October 24. Year-round, Food Day is devoted to mobilizing support for policies that advance healthier diets, promote sustainable and organic agriculture, reduce hunger, reform factory farms,… Read on

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    Posted: October 16, 2014
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    Upcoming farm events & learn-to-can class, plus pumpkin patches

    Workshops, classes, films and more. Read on

    Posted: October 14, 2014
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    Learn more about oysters (and eat some): Oyster Aquaculture event Oct. 16

    Want to learn more about oysters and taste some? Here’s your chance: Next Thursday, October 16, the World Affairs Council of Maine is presenting an event called Oyster Aquaculture: Local and Global Challenges & Opportunities.  The event, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. at at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute on Commercial Street, will feature… Read on

    Posted: October 9, 2014
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    Short Q&A with Ted Quaday, MOFGA’s Executive Director

    With more and more people in Maine choosing to grow their fruits and vegetables without pesticides or synthetic fertilizers, an organization like the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) can be especially handy. As many of you already probably know, MOFGA supports aspiring farmers with their Apprenticeship and Journeyperson programs, offering hands-on, immersive training,… Read on

    Posted: October 7, 2014
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    What I’m looking forward to reading, and cooking, this fall

    This past week, when I dragged the boxes of cold weather clothes out of the closet and pulled on one of my favorite oversized sweatshirts, I decided to make some tea. There is something about fall that makes me want to drink ship loads of tea. Oh sure, I’ll still take a cup of coffee,… Read on

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    Posted: October 2, 2014
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    Poultry Coop Contest Announced

    Do you happen to raise a few chickens in your backyard? Then let’s assume you have a chicken coop to go along with them. What inspired your coop? Did you help design it? The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Poultry Growers Association (MPGA) want to know all about what it is built of… Read on

    Posted: September 30, 2014
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    Pick your own apples in Maine

    Happy first day of autumn!  This time of year always reminds me of apples and hot mulled cider (preferably, drunk from a thermos while watching an outdoor football game). Last night I went to SPACE Gallery (a place that every time I go I remind myself I need to go more frequently) for a talk… Read on

    Posted: September 23, 2014
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    Common Ground Fair is This Weekend

    In celebrating the fair this weekend we are acknowledging all the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) has done for the sustainable agriculture movement in Maine and how much more enriched our lives are because of it. For those of us who want a glimpse into the development of MOFGA and its growth and the… Read on

    Posted: September 18, 2014
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    Time to Sign Up for Beekeeping School

    As I prepared to welcome pollinators to my backyard the more reading, attending open hives and speaking with experienced beekeepers I did the more fundamental understanding of beekeeping management I developed. According to Ross Conrad, a beekeeper’s lack of knowledge is probably the single greatest cause of colony demise. A novice beekeeper should make every… Read on

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    Posted: September 17, 2014
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    8 things I am looking forward to at this year’s Common Ground Fair

    The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association Common Ground Country Fair is just about here. When it comes to celebrating agriculture and local food in Maine, this is one of the most important events. Read on

    Posted: September 9, 2014