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Sunday, March 20, 2016

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity

FREE, no registration required

Our 2016 schedule appears below
 
 

Vendors:

1. Medomak Valley

2. Adaptive Ag

3. Grassroots Seed Network

4. Maine Grains Alliance

5. Island Farm Kitchen

6. Fedco

7. Maine Heritage Orchard

8. MOFGA

9. Maine Tree Crop Alliance

 
For gardeners and orchardists, it's the most wonderful flea market in the world. Not only that – most of the best stuff is free!

MOFGA, the Maine Tree Crop Alliance, and Fedco will once again host the Seed Swap and Scionwood Exchange at MOFGA’s Common Ground Exhibition Hall in Unity.

Please bring any seeds, scionwood or cuttings you have to share freely with others. In recent years we have given away scionwood from well over 200 fruit varieties. These contributions make the day a success. If you don't have seeds or scionwood to share, don't fret and join us anyways - maybe bring some baked goods or fertile hatching eggs instead!

We’ll supply labels, tape and markers, and we’ll be selling T-shirts, books, grafting supplies and rootstock.

Admission is free.

For more information, call MOFGA (568-4142).
 

Schedule for 2016 Seed Swap and Scionwood Exchange
 
  Library (Upstairs) Downstairs Office Exhibition Hall Shop
10:30 a.m.
   

Seed Swap and Scion Exchange
(All day)

Farm and Garden Seed Threshing and Cleaning with Mark Fulford, Medomak Valley, Tom Levesque, Richard Roberts (10:30 am to 12:30 pm)
11:00 a.m.

Maine Heritage Orchard Film Screening


12:00 noon
  Basic Seed Saving with Medomak Valley students
1:00 p.m. Biennial Seed Saving with John Navazio  
1:30 p.m. Grafting with Mark Fulford
 
2:00 p.m.
  Small Scale Grain Production in Maine with Richard Roberts

 

Seed Swap and Scion Exchange Workshop Descriptions:

Farm and Garden Seed Threshing and Cleaning with Mark Fulford, Medomak Valley, Tom Levesque, Richard Roberts
Shop, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Demonstrations of machinery, tools and techniques with plenty of Q&A.

Maine Heritage Orchard Film Screening
Library, upstairs, 11 to 11:30 a.m..

Basic Seed Saving with Medomak Valley students
Downstairs office at 12:00 noon

Biennial Seed Saving with John Navazio
Library, upstairs, at 1 p.m.

Grafting with Mark Fulford
Library, upstairs, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Small Scale Grain Production in Maine with Richard Roberts
Downstairs office at 2 p.m.



Not sure how to store your scion wood?

In order to store scionwood for later grafting, the wood must remain dormant and protected from drying out. An effective way to achieve this is to store the scions triple-bagged in zip-loc bags, and keep in the back of the refrigerator. You can add a small piece of damp, not wet, paper towel in with the scions to help retain moisture. The back of the refrigerator is best because temperatures are more stable than near or on the door. Do not store in the freezer. Further questions? Contact CJ Walke, MOFGA's Organic Orchardist by phone 207-568-4142.


    

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