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MOFGA Bud Grafting Workshop

Join Seth Yentes for our Bud Grafting Workshop taught at North Branch Farm in Monroe, Maine, on August 9. In this workshop you will have an overview of grafting techniques, participate in a discussion of rootstock and fruit trees, and apply techniques learned about bud grafting, which can be applied to various fruit trees. Seth Yentes has been grafting for 14 years and grows thousands of fruit trees every year, including apples, pears, peaches, plums and many more. Registration on the MOFGA Store

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Focus new economy on relationships
Kennebec Journal - 11/2/2009.
Letter to the Editor by Amber Lambke – OK folks, here it is: "It's time to bring money back to earth. It's time to invest as if food, farms and fertility mattered." At least that was the take-home message at a recent gathering of farmers, food producers and investors in Farmington with guest moderator, Woody Tasch, also the author of the new book, "Slow Money."
America’s sweet tart
Boston Globe - 11/1/2009.
By Adam Ried – Apple cider, whether it’s freshly pressed and sweet or fermented and hard -- which is to say earthy, dry, fizzy, and lightly alcoholic -- is an enticing ingredient for cooking. With cider used in every course, I hope this menu offers an inkling of its complexity and sweet-tart, fruity potential in many types of dishes.
Farmers turning cranberries into comeback crop
Maine Sunday Telegram - 11/1/2009.
By Beth Quimby – Turner: The rush was on in the deep-maroon cranberry bogs at Ricker Hill Orchards last week. A dozen men pushed harvesting machines atop the spongy mat of vines, scooping up the tart red fruit before rain shut down the operation, putting off the already late harvest for yet another day.
Winners and losers in a soggy season
Maine Sunday Telegram - 11/1/2009.
By Tom Atwell – Leeks love liquid. So this was a great year to plant our first crop of leeks. May, June and much of July were soggy months, with much more rain than normal. As a result, the leeks are tall, round, fat and tasty. Granddaughter Maeve and I planted the King Richard leeks from Johnny's on the last weekend of April.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

July 30 - Waldo Organic Growers potluck and program

July 31 - Fall Planting in a High Tunnel

August 1 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show

August 3 - Scatterseed Project Tour

August 4 - MOFGA Volunteer Workday: Putting Food By

August 9 - MOFGA's Organic Orcharding  Workshop: Bud Grafting with Seth Yentes

August 13 - Conservation Farm Tour, Aroostook County

August 14 - The Art of Giving Gala to Benefit MOFGA

September 6 - Seed Saving Workshop with Will Bonsall

September 6 - Seed Saving 101 & The Scattered Seed Project

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