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Phone: 207-568-4142
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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
Farmers high on hops crop
American Journal - 6/27/2013.
By Robert Lowell - A historic Gorham farm is growing an ingredient used in beer as one way to stimulate agricultural production – and the effort is getting plenty of doubletakes from passers-by.
EPA to Raise Limits on Controversial Pesticide
Epoch Times - 6/27/2013.
By Conan Milner - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to raise limits for residue levels of glyphosate - a key ingredient in the widely used herbicide Roundup, produced by seed and chemical giant Monsanto.
Woodstock Frozen Organic Pomegranate Kernels Recalled Due To Health Risk
Milford Patch - 6/27/2013.
By Robert Michaelson - Scenic Fruit Company of Gresham, Oregon today announced it is voluntarily recalling 5,091 cases (61,092 eight ounce bags) of Woodstock Frozen Organic Pomegranate Kernels. Based on an ongoing epidemiological and traceback investigation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) of an illness outbreak, the kernels have the potential to be contaminated with Hepatitis A virus.
Where the organic cows roam
University of Minnesota - 6/27/2013.
In western Minnesota, near Morris, 110 cows wander, heads down and grazing green pastures, and generally doing what cows do. But the grass they're eating are varieties more common to Sudan and Northern Africa, and occasionally, these cows pass through a kind of car wash for cows - a new device called a Cow Vac that sucks off all those bothersome flies that can irritate them so.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

March 26 - Growing Issues: The Hidden World of Bees and Pollination

March 27 - Lincoln/Knox County Grower Meeting

April 8 - Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes

April 11 - MOFGA's Organic Orcharding Workshop: Grafting Fruit Trees

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