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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
Abandoned
OrganicToBe - 11/10/2010.
By Gene Logsdon – The abandoned farmsteads shown here are not far from where I live. Such sad scenes are easy enough to find. They have been a part of the landscape of my life, grave markers of the agrarian culture that I love.
Healthy living feeds cook’s palate
Portland Press Herald - 11/10/2010.
By Avery Yale Kamila – What began as a friend's suggestion to start a food blog has blossomed into a cookbook. This week, "A Life in Balance: Delicious, Plant-Based Recipes for Optimal Health," written by Meg Wolff of Cape Elizabeth and published by Down East Books, hits bookstores.
Applesauce gingerbread on menu for new governor
Bangor Daily News - 11/10/2010.
By Sandy Oliver – Blaine House Executive Chef Heather Hopkins in Augusta shared this recipe that she’ll be making for a new governor in a couple short months. A nice variation on good old gingerbread, this one uses applesauce.
Delivering the goods
Boston Globe - 11/10/2010.
By Kathleen Pierce – As soon as Bill Eldridge landed a contract with Whole Foods Market, the chief executive of Maine’s Own Organic Milk Co. knew he had a problem. “It would be way too expensive and would take me a couple of days to get to the stores,’’ said Eldridge, who oversees eight family-run dairy farms from Kennebec to Aroostook County.
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March 27 - Lincoln/Knox County Grower Meeting

April 8 - Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes

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