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Grafting Fruit Trees

Sat., April 7
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity
Sat., April 28
College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: $50; $40 for MOFGA members
Please bring your own bag lunch

Learn to propagate and reproduce your favorite fruit tree varieties. Instructors Jennifer Ries of Whiffletree Nursery and Anne Hallee of Rising Up Farm in the Unity workshop, and C.J. Walke, MOFGA's Organic Orchard Educator in the Bar Harbor workshop,​ will explain why to graft and will demonstrate the techniques for Whip & Tongue grafting. Participants will graft trees to take home and plant. Care for the new trees will also be discussed. More details on the registration link below.


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Global organic food & beverages market is expected to reach USD 211.44 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 15.7% from 2014 to 2020. Growing adoption of organic food & beverages owing to associated health benefits and eco-friendly characteristics is expected to drive demand over the next six years. In addition, regulatory support for organic farming is also expected to have a positive influence on the market by improving supply and product quality.
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By Brian Bienkowski - Breathing large particles, not just small, seems to affect hearts. People in a rural community experienced changes in their blood pressure and heart rates when they inhaled unfiltered local air that contained large particles, which come mostly from windblown dust and soil.
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By Jackie Farwell - The test results are in for 25 Mainers who recently volunteered to test their bodies for a battery of chemicals commonly found in consumer products.
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