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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
Traces Of Anxiety Drugs May Make Fish Act Funny
National Public Radio - 2/14/2013.
By Richard Harris - Many of the drugs we take aren't actually digested - they pass through our bodies, and down through the sewer pipes. Traces of those drugs end up in the bodies of fish and other wildlife. A paper being published in Science magazine finds that drugs for anxiety drugs - even at these very low levels - can affect the behavior of fish.
Growing Our Local Food Infrastructure: Urban Farm School Opens in Asheville NC
Occupy Monsanto - 2/14/2013.
By Brett Gustafson - Though it sometimes seems like our evil frankenfood corporate overlords, such as Monsanto and Dow, have completely hi-jacked our food system, many people around the nation are actually creating more sustainable and viable alternatives.
FDA Extends Frankenfish Comment Period, Delegation Responds
Alaska Native News - 2/13/2013.
By G.W. Rastopsoff - The United States Food and Drug Administration announced on Wednesday that they would extend the public comment period for the AquaAdvantage Salmon application a further 60 days after receiving an inordinate amount of comments.
Organic Baby Spinach Recalled Nationwide Over E. coli Concerns
Food Safety News - 2/13/2013.
Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. is recalling select Organic Baby Spinach products over concerns they may be contaminated with (EHEC) Enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli. None of the spinach was distributed in Maine, according to this article.
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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

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