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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
Farmers Put Down the Plow for More Productive Soil
The New York Times - 3/9/2015.
By Erica Goode - Fort Worth: Gabe Brown is in such demand as a speaker that for every invitation he accepts, he turns down 10 more. He is talking about farming, specifically soil-conservation farming, a movement that promotes leaving fields untilled, "green manures" and other soil-enhancing methods with an almost evangelistic fervor. Such farming methods, which mimic the biology of virgin land, can revive degenerated earth, minimize erosion, encourage plant growth and increase farmers’ profits, their proponents say.
Maple sugaring season set to flow this week
CentralMaine.com - 3/9/2015.
Sap from Maine’s sugar maple trees could start to run by midweek, kicking off the sugaring season. After a cold winter, there is a perception that the season is starting late. But Kathy Hopkins, an educator with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, said that may be based on the early seasons that maple syrup producers have enjoyed over the past few years.
The Roots of Your Health: the Science of Soil
Resilience - 3/9/2015.
By Lynda Brown, Sustainable Food Trust - Earlier this year, US soil microbiologist Elaine Ingham, of Soil Foodweb Inc. fame, caused several gasps at the Oxford Real Farming Conference with her controversial lecture, ‘The Roots of your Profits’. Ingham’s message is that if you are interested in health, you have to be interested in soil.
A new theory for why the bees are vanishing
Vox - 3/9/2015.
By Brad Plummer - Honeybees and wild bees alike are mysteriously dying off all over the world. And scientists have long struggled to pinpoint why, exactly, that is. But the best explanation may be that it's not just one thing hurting the bees – it's lots of different things working together, often in unexpected ways.
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