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Seed Swap and Scion Exchange

Sunday, March 25
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity

FREE, no registration required

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. Information and schedule of activities

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Maine food producers land $1.25 million in federal grants
Portland Press Herald - 9/30/2014.
By Mary Pols - Farm Bill appropriations will boost local food financing and marketing.
Feeding the Roots, Building Democracy: On Painting Peter Kellman
Common Dreams - 9/30/2014.
By Robert Shetterly - Peter Kellman is a MOFGA journerperson mentor focusing on what he calls agri-culture: building “cultures and communities around local agriculture, people feeding themselves and each other healthy food and caring for the health of the earth,” as Robert Shetterly writes.
Organic foods found to have less toxic cadmium than conventional crops
Treehugger - 9/30/2014.
By Margaret Badore - This summer, a large meta-study published in the British Journal of Nutrition gathered together data from hundreds of studies comparing conventional and organic crops. The authors conclude that organic foods have higher levels of antioxidants and less pesticide residue. They also find that organic crops have half as much of the heavy metal cadmium.
China launches media campaign to back genetically modified crops
Reuters - 9/30/2014.
China's government has kicked off a media campaign in support of genetically modified crops, as it battles a wave of negative publicity over a technology it hopes will play a major role in boosting its food security.
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