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Grafting Fruit Trees

Sat., April 7
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity
Sat., April 28
College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: $50; $40 for MOFGA members
Please bring your own bag lunch

Learn to propagate and reproduce your favorite fruit tree varieties. Instructors Jennifer Ries of Whiffletree Nursery and Anne Hallee of Rising Up Farm in the Unity workshop, and C.J. Walke, MOFGA's Organic Orchard Educator in the Bar Harbor workshop,​ will explain why to graft and will demonstrate the techniques for Whip & Tongue grafting. Participants will graft trees to take home and plant. Care for the new trees will also be discussed. More details on the registration link below.


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By Julia Westbrook - Get it out of your head that dairy is a one-trick pony. Yes, this calcium-rich food group is the poster child for strong bones and healthy teeth, but dairy can do so much more for your health. (Just be sure you choose milk from grass-fed, organic cows. Organic milk has been scientifically proven to be much better for you.)
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Penobscot Bay Pilot - 9/22/2014.
Photographer Joe McGurn spent Sept. 20 at the Common Ground Country Fair in Unity and captured faces and scenes. The three-day fair is one of the most popular early fall destinations for visitors and locals alike, with nearly 60,000 making the trek western Waldo County. Almost the entire fair is held outside in the open, or under cover in a tent or barn, and usually, foul weather has no bearing on fair goers' motivation to get out and enjoy the varied experience.
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Bangor Daily News - 9/21/2014.
By Ashley Conti - Unity, Maine: Thousands of people flocked to Unity to enjoy the 38th annual Common Ground Country Fair on Saturday. The celebration of Maine’s agricultural traditions brought many to the 50-acre fair, where they could enjoy a farmer’s market, local shop and food vendors, live music, sheepdog demonstrations, and hear many talks on various agricultural topics.
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Portland Press Herald - 9/20/2014.
By Doug Harlow - Deep inside the crossroads of organic food, whole life events, crafts, medicinal herbs, political tents and agricultural demonstrations at the Common Ground Country Fair is Michael Beaudry, a master timber framer who builds log homes, sheds and barns using axes and hand tools, some of which are replicas of 11th century cutting tools.
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