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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
Grassland butterflies in rapid decline in Europe
The Guardian [UK] - 7/23/2013.
By Fiona Harvey - Two decades of plummeting population halves number of key species, adversely affecting bees, birds and biodiversity – study.
Hawaii's Local Struggle in the Global Movement for Food Justice
Common Dreams - 7/23/2013.
By Andrea Brower - There is a powerful and growing movement in Hawaii to protect our land, water and people’s health from the impacts of the agrochemical-GMO industry – corporate giants Dow, Pioneer DuPont, Syngenta, Monsanto, BASF.
USDA Fast-Tracks 'Rubber-Stamp' Approval of 'Dangerous' GE Seeds
Common Dreams - 7/23/2013.
By Lauren McCauley - The USDA 'rubber-stamped' the first of many 'dangerous' new genetically engineered (GE) seeds Friday under the department's new streamlined approval process.
How Monsanto Can Be Defeated
Alternet - 7/22/2013.
By Ronnie Cummins - It is no exaggeration to say that Monsanto has now become the most hated corporation in the world.
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March 27 - Lincoln/Knox County Grower Meeting

April 8 - Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes

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