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Phone: 207-568-4142
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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
Machias farmers market going strong after two decades
Bangor Daily News - 7/7/2012.
By Dan Barr – From May until October, the popular Washington County market attracts local farmers and artisans to Machias. Beginning in the late 1980s as a small, informal gathering, the market has grown into a full-blown event for tourists and natives alike, turning a scenic causeway into a makeshift shopping center.
Iowa Agronomist To Lecture In Starks, Brunswick & Presque Isle About Dangers Of Roundup Herbicide
MOFGA Announcements - 7/6/2012.
Dr Michael McNeill to Provide Expert Presentation on Monsanto’s Controversial Herbicide and Its Risk to Citizens and Farmers

Stamp of disapproval: House farm bill to gut nutrition program
Grist - 7/6/2012.
By Tom Laskawy – Farm bill analysts have been warning for months that the House version would be much worse that the Senate version. The House version of the farm bill will reportedly cut $16.5 billion over 10 years from food stamps alone.
Boulder lawyer wins case for farmer with leukemia
Boulder Daily Camera - 7/6/2012.
AP – Delta, Colorado: A Colorado judge has ruled that a farmer spraying against mosquitoes needs to prevent the pesticide from drifting into a neighboring organic farm, likening the action to a form of trespassing. Judge Charles Greenacre ruled Thursday that two farmers cannot use pesticides within 150 feet of an organic farm run by a neighbor.
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March 26 - Growing Issues: The Hidden World of Bees and Pollination

March 27 - Lincoln/Knox County Grower Meeting

April 8 - Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes

April 11 - MOFGA's Organic Orcharding Workshop: Grafting Fruit Trees

April 11 - "Cultivating Our Community 2015: Healthy Soil Matters!"

April 14 - Volunteer Kitchen Work Day at MOFGA

April 19 - Help Plant 75 Historic Apple and Pear Trees


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