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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
Farmers' Market in Kittery
Seacoast Online - 7/17/2013.
New farmers’ market in Kittery, Wednesdays, 2 to 6 p.m., Post Office Square parking lot.
Femke Groothuis: How Taxes Can Save the World
ensia - 7/17/2013.
Interview by Mary Hoff - With an official title of “wavemaker,” it’s not surprising that Femke Groothuis, president of the Netherlands-based Ex’tax Project, spends her time advocating for change. What might be surprising is her specific focus: taxation.
'Cows Save The Planet': Soil's Secrets For Saving The Earth
National Public Radio - 7/17/2013.
In her book Cows Save The Planet, journalist Judith Schwartz argues that the key to addressing carbon issues and climate change lies beneath our feet. Schwartz says that proper management of soil could solve a long list of environmental problems.
Proposed regs threaten local food
Iowa Farmer Today - 7/17/2013.
By Wes King - Agriculture in the United States faces a significant and potentially devastating threat from sweeping new federal food-safety regulations. As consumer demand for locally grown produce grows and the economic and public health benefits of local food systems stack up around the country, these new proposed food-safety regulations could bring all that to a screeching halt.
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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

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April 14 - Volunteer Kitchen Work Day at MOFGA

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