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Seed Swap and Scion Exchange

Sunday, March 25
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. If you don't have seeds or scionwood to share, don't fret and join us anyways – maybe bring some baked goods or fertile hatching eggs instead!

We’ll supply labels, tape and markers, and we’ll be selling T-shirts, books, grafting supplies and rootstock.

Admission is free. Information and schedule of activities

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Pests worm their way into genetically modified maize
Nature - 3/18/2014.
By Brian Owens - Even with biotech crops, farmers still need to make use of age-old practices such as crop rotation to fight insect pests. That’s the lesson to be drawn from the latest discovery of resistance to the pest-fighting toxins added to maize — also known as corn.
Maine maple syrup industry looks to sweeten its market share
Sun Journal - 3/18/2014.
By Abigail Curtis - Could the Pine Tree State become the sugar maple state?
Cold weather shoppers flock to Orono Farmers Market
Bangor Daily News - 3/18/2014.
By Danielle Walczak - Out of the trunk of her Subaru, a Vietnamese woman sells egg rolls and noodles. Steam from the warm food condensates in the plastic containers. It’s February, it’s cold, but it’s sunny enough to keep producers and customers coming.
Maine Health Advocates Take Aim at 'Phthalates'
Maine Public Broadcasting - 3/18/2014.
By Patty B.Wight - A group called "The Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine" says Mainers' bodies are polluted with phthalates, a group of hormone-disrupting chemicals. A report released today says a recent biomonitoring study of 25 Maine people found phthalates in every participant. Now, the Alliance wants the Maine Department of Environmental Protection to designate phthalates as a priority chemical and require manufacturers to disclose their use - something the Alliance contends is long overdue. Patty Wight reports.
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