Sunday, March 29, 2015
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity
FREE, no registration required
Our 2015 schedule will be posted shortly!
Something special is brewing at the Seed Swap and Scion Exchange!
In 2014 we added an exciting new section to the Swap! We called for any exciting starter you might have to share. Participants brought sourdough starter, kombucha scoby, cheese and yogurt cultures and compost starter.
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.
You won't want to miss the usual excellent selection of educational workshops. As always, Mark Fulford will teach his annual grafting class. Other workshops will cover permaculture, organic orcharding, seed saving and more. John Bunker will talk about varietal selection as well as MOFGA's new Heritage Orchard. (see article).
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.
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 2014 Seed Swap and Scionwood Exchange
||Seed and Scion Swap (all day)
||Heron Breen – Cucurbit Seed Saving
||Lauren & Bill Errickson – Integrated Permaculture Orcharding
||Mark Fulford – Grafting
||Will Bonsall – Seeds and More
||Open Roundtable Discussion – moderated by Jack Kertesz
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.