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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
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Organic Orcharding Workshop:
Renovating Old Apple Trees

Sat., March 17
Three locations:
• Morning Glory Farm, Bethel
• Beech Hill Farm, Mount Desert
• Kermit S. Nickerson School, Swanville
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: $50; $35 for MOFGA members
Please bring your own bag lunch

Do you have any old trees on your land that you would like to bring back into production? Attend this workshop and learn to renovate and upkeep your heritage trees. Participants should dress appropriately and bring their pruners, loppers, saws and a bag lunch.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Orchardist shows how to cultivate and graft fruit trees
The Ellsworth American - 5/27/2016.
By Liz Graves - Apples are pretty important in Maine. Every fall, dozens of pick-your-own orchards around the state welcome visitors who will take their hauls home to eat fresh and make apple pie, applesauce, apple butter and even apple molasses.
Washington Grapples with a Thorny Question: What Is a GMO Anyway?
MIT Technology Review - 5/26/2016.
By Mike Orcutt - Policymakers trying to figure out how to oversee a new generation of genetically engineered crops face a dilemma: gene-editing techniques are making it more difficult to tell what a GMO even is.
Maine seniors will grow fresh veggies for UMaine research
Bangor Daily News - 5/25/2016.
By Meg Haskell - Years ago, when he was a young man, Roger Hanson lived on a farm in the northern Aroostook County town of New Sweden.
Treating cows with antibiotics doubles dung methane emissions
New Scientist - 5/25/2016.
By Barbara Axt - Dung of [antibiotic-]treated cows produced nearly twice as much methane – an important greenhouse gas – as that of non-treated ones.
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