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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
Library program examines how farmers, consumers connect through CSAs
Village Soup - 3/17/2009.
Polly Shyka and Prentice Grassi of Village Farm in Freedom and Tom Griffin of Hope’s Edge Farm in Hope will discuss community supported agriculture at the Camden Public Library on Tuesday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. They will explain their hopes to connect farms, farmers and consumers throughout the Midcoast.
Readers peck away at chicken issues
Portland Press Herald - 3/16/2009.
Letters – While I was delighted to see Staff Writer Ray Routhier's article on raising chickens ("Bawk this way," March 1), I was very disappointed to see the story end with a recommendation that people buy chicken feed with antibiotics in it.
Seed sales sprouting in Maine
Bangor Daily News - 3/16/2009.
By Sharon Kiley Mack – Even as sleet and snow still pelt frozen Maine, sales at the state’s seed companies and distributors are shooting through the roof. They are being pushed by two forces: the growing consumer demand for locally grown food and economic hard times. “Home garden sales are off the wall,” Joann Matuzas, who runs the retail store at Johnny’s Selected Seeds, said Wednesday. “We are up 50 percent, and obviously, the economy has something to do with it.”
Farm keeps alive tradition of tapping trees
Bangor Daily News - 3/16/2009.
By Abigail Curtis – The subfreezing cold one afternoon last week slowed the flow of sap from the Aldermere Farm maple trees, but it couldn’t keep the smile from Kazan Kibler’s face.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

March 6 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show

March 7 - MOFGA’s Spring Growth Conference: Farming in the Face of Climate Change

March 12 - Growing Tomatoes in a High Tunnel

March 14 - MOFGA’s Organic Orcharding Workshop: Pruning

March 14 - Growing Issues: Urban Agriculture

March 18 - Hancock County Grower Meeting

March 18 and 25 - Organic Farming: Principles and Practices

March 21 - 21st Annual Rural Living Day

March 21 - MOFGA’s Organic Orcharding Workshop: Renovating Old Trees

March 26 - Growing Issues: The Hidden World of Bees and Pollination

March 27 - Lincoln/Knox County Grower Meeting


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