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Organic Orcharding Workshop: Bud Grafting

Saturday, August 6

North Branch Farm, Monroe, Maine
Fee: $50 non-members; $45 Student/Apprentice; $35 members; Journeypersons free
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Bud grafting is a great way to start your own fruit trees as well as many ornamentals. "Budding" uses individual buds from this year’s new growth to graft onto rootstock already set in the nursery. The workshop will be taught by Seth Yentes at North Branch Farm. Seth grafts thousands of trees every year. All the major tree fruit species will be covered. MOFGA will supply the buds and the rootstock. Participants should bring their own knives as well as a bag lunch.

 

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An ‘agri-intellectual’ talks back
Grist - 8/14/2009.
By Tom Philpott – A lot of folks have asked what I think of the essay “The Omnivore’s Delusion: Against the Agri-intellectuals,” by Missouri corn/soy farmer Blake Hurst, published in The American, the journal of the right-wing American Enterprise Institute. My first reaction is that I’m thrilled this debate is taking place.
A debate about soil, organics, and nutrition
Grist - 8/14/2009.
By Tom Philpott – Ezra Klein and I are engaged in a little debate over the value of organic food. I’m honestly a little surprised to be arguing with the Washington Post’s food-policy columnist about the desirability of removing toxic, ecologically damaging chemicals from food production.
Healthful food choices promoted by film, paper
Portland Press Herald - 8/13/2009.
Letter to the Editor by Madge Baker – Thank you very much for your lead editorial about "Filmmakers ask tough questions about 'Food, Inc.'" (Aug. 4) It deserves all the attention you ask people to give it, including policy makers and lawmakers.
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