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Phone: 207-568-4142
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Seed Swap & Scion Exchange
Sunday, March 29, 2015
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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. We'll supply labels, tape and markers, and we’ll be selling T-shirts, books, grafting supplies and rootstock. Admission is free. More details.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Rockland homes get farm-fresh foods by horse-drawn carriage
Bangor Daily News - 12/22/2012.
By Stephen Betts – Warren: Brian Smith not only delivers locally grown food to local residents, he also brings smiles. The smiles are due largely to the contributions of Don, a 1,900-pound Belgian draft horse that pulls Smith’s carriage throughout Rockland.
Obama Administration Snubs Risks, Set to OK 'Frankenfish'
Common Dreams - 12/22/2012.
The US Food and Drug Administration said Friday that a genetically modified salmon that grows twice as fast as normal salmon is 'unlikely' to harm the environment, clearing the way for the first approval of a scientifically engineered animal for human consumption.
There Once Was a Time …
Bangor Daily News - 12/21/2012.
By James Bailey – There once was a time when everyone knew what a quince was. Our ancestors baked, stewed and “put up” quince preparations almost as much as they used pumpkin and apple. Enjoy my (quince) version of a Baked Stuffed Apple. A little different but oh so sticky!
Milk prices could double due to Congress' inaction
Portland Press Herald - 12/21/2012.
By Eric Russell – With a federal farm bill expired and nothing to take its place, the price of milk and other dairy products could jump on Jan. 1 if Congress fails to act.
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March 27 - Lincoln/Knox County Grower Meeting

April 8 - Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes

April 11 - MOFGA's Organic Orcharding Workshop: Grafting Fruit Trees

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April 14 - Volunteer Kitchen Work Day at MOFGA

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