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MOFGA Bud Grafting Workshop

Join Seth Yentes for our Bud Grafting Workshop taught at North Branch Farm in Monroe, Maine, on August 9. In this workshop you will have an overview of grafting techniques, participate in a discussion of rootstock and fruit trees, and apply techniques learned about bud grafting, which can be applied to various fruit trees. Seth Yentes has been grafting for 14 years and grows thousands of fruit trees every year, including apples, pears, peaches, plums and many more. Registration on the MOFGA Store

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Beyond red lists: the power of community-supported fisheries
Grist - 7/9/2012.
By Twilight Greenaway – As I see it, seafood lists — like many food labels — have a clear, useful function. For the majority of the population, learning that a product is, say, certified organic or certified humane is an important first step.
After all that rain, you say ‘tomato’, I say ‘I hope so’
Maine Sunday Telegram - 7/8/2012.
By Tom Atwell – This might be a tough year for tomatoes – for me and everyone else. It rained in Portland more than tomatoes like -- 8.6 inches according to the National Weather Service, and more than 10 inches according to my rain gauge.
Graf farm becomes part of land trust
Kennebec Journal - 7/8/2012.
By Susan M. Cover – Fayette: The farming way of life has been good to Berndt and Elaine Graf. On Saturday, as 50 people gathered at the Fayette Baptist Church the couple talked about their decision to work with the Kennebec Land Trust to put their 256-acre dairy farm into a conservation easement.
Shocking health effects of commonly used pesticide
Alternet - 7/7/2012.
By Martha Rosenberg – Research from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has presented new evidence of the ability of endocrine disruptors--in this case the pesticide, chlorpyrifos – to harm developing fetuses. Janette Sherman, a pesticide expert and toxicologist, has studied the effects of chlorpyrifos (found in Dow's pesticide Dursban) for many years and spoke with AlterNet about what her research has revealed.
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July 30 - Waldo Organic Growers potluck and program

July 31 - Fall Planting in a High Tunnel

August 1 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show

August 3 - Scatterseed Project Tour

August 4 - MOFGA Volunteer Workday: Putting Food By

August 9 - MOFGA's Organic Orcharding  Workshop: Bud Grafting with Seth Yentes

August 13 - Conservation Farm Tour, Aroostook County

August 14 - The Art of Giving Gala to Benefit MOFGA

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