mofga is the maine organic farmers and gardeners association. they offer apprenticeships, conferences, pest reports, pricing reports and for members and farmers/gardeners they offer support for questions and really a whole lot more. check them out at www.mofga.org.
every year from forever ago until now (with a few misses while at college) i get to attend the best fair ever! in unity, maine a whole weekend dedicated to green living, sustainable lifestyles, healthy eating, music, friends, vegetables, and really just pure fun. it really is like recharging my batteries. we go and check out the booths from composting toilets to cloth diapers and woolens, plenty of fiber booths (yes!!) and books on building straw bale houses. pretty much everything you would want information on!! and in order to secure a camping spot (at the edge of the parking area!) you must volunteer one four hour shift which also includes a free meal and t-shirt!! this year i will be in the fleece tent and boy oh boy i cannot wait to look and touch all the great fiber. so in short the common ground fair is about surrounding yourself with like-minded people and feeling great about all the positives that are actually happening in this world...some of them right down the road a ways! here are some images from past fairs.
(this was from nahum's first fair at about 2/3 weeks old.)