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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
Goodbye to Golden Rice? GM Trait Leads to Drastic Yield Loss and "Metabolic Meltdown"
Independent Science News - 10/25/2017.
By Allison Wilson, PhD - For nearly 20 years, GMO Golden Rice has been promoted as a potent tool to alleviate vitamin A deficiency. Golden Rice has never been commercialised, however, and its failure to reach the market has been blamed on “over-regulation” and on “anti-GMO” opposition. Recent research by Indian scientists shows that introducing Golden Rice transgenes had unexpected detrimental effects. Their high yielding and agronomically superior Indian rice variety became pale and stunted, with yields so reduced it was unsuitable for cultivation (Bollinedi et al. 2017). This research has obvious implications for Golden Rice, particularly by suggesting that nutritionally useful GMO Golden Rice may be an impossibility. As Dr Wilson explains, it also throws a substantial shadow over the general feasibility of nutritional enhancement by GMO technology.
5 Studies That Help Explain How Organic Production Works
Growing Produce - 10/25/2017.
By Carol Miller - Many people think the reason growers use organic production is due more to opinion than science, that it’s a growing method popular only because of consumer demand.
Western Kennebec County towns look for ways to keep farmers on farms
Kennebec Journal - 10/24/2017.
By Keith Edwards - A new regional group hopes to help western Kennebec County municipalities help farmers in the face of development pressures and their own mortality.
Rep. Pingree wins food leadership award
Portland Press Herald - 10/23/2017.
By Meredith Goad - The James Beard Foundation notes that Maine's 1st District congresswoman has sponsored bills to boost organic research and reduce food waste.
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March 22 - Farm Labor Models in Practice: Mentoring and Managing Staff for Your Farm's Success

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