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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
It’s a Wrap – This Congress is Over – Final Bills and Letters
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition - 12/17/2014.
Both the House and Senate have now finished, bringing this Congress to a close. A new Congress - the 114th - begins in January. This post summarizes some end of session activity.
What Congress Doesn’t Want You To Know About Industrial Food Production
Environmental Working Group - 12/17/2014.
By Emily Cassidy - Some members of the U.S. Congress don’t want you to know how the food you eat strains natural resources. That’s the meaning of a statement attached to the omnibus federal spending bill Congress sent to President Obama last Saturday. The statement, crafted by the House and Senate appropriations committees, orders the Obama administration to make sure that the 2015 edition of the federal government’s “Dietary Guidelines for Americans” contains “only nutrition and dietary information, not extraneous factors.”
Researchers' recipe: Cook farm waste into energy
Science Daily - 12/17/2014.
Source: University of Guelph - Researchers are studying how to make biofuels from farm waste, especially 'wet' waste, such as corn husks, tomato vines and manure, that is typically difficult to use. They have developed a fairly simple procedure, pressure cooking, to transport waste and produce energy from it. Cooking farm waste yields compact, easily transportable material that will not degrade and can be used in energy-producing plants, they say.
Stacking traits in a GMO is found to cause unexpected synergistic effects
GM Watch - 12/17/2014.
Stacking traits in GM plants has been found to cause unexpected effects, including synergistic effects, which are not investigated in regulatory authorisations. These changes could affect the safety of the GMO.
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