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Organic Orcharding Workshop: Bud Grafting

Saturday, August 6

North Branch Farm, Monroe, Maine
Fee: $50 non-members; $45 Student/Apprentice; $35 members; Journeypersons free
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Bud grafting is a great way to start your own fruit trees as well as many ornamentals. "Budding" uses individual buds from this year’s new growth to graft onto rootstock already set in the nursery. The workshop will be taught by Seth Yentes at North Branch Farm. Seth grafts thousands of trees every year. All the major tree fruit species will be covered. MOFGA will supply the buds and the rootstock. Participants should bring their own knives as well as a bag lunch.

 

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Maine mothers speak out against controversial chemical bisphenol-A
Kennebec Journal - 8/20/2010.
By Susan Cover – Augusta: Cheryl Denis of Portland is worried about the health of her two young girls. She testified Thursday before the state's Board of Environmental Protection in support of proposed rules to ban the sale of baby bottles, sippy cups and sports bottles that contain the chemical bisphenol-A.
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By Dylan Riley – Bangor: Spots of summer drought in some areas of Maine are diminishing the yields of crops for some farmers this August. The summer season hasn’t been bad this year compared to last year’s almost endless rainfall, but the heat has left areas west of Skowhegan and in central Maine with very little precipitation. The dry heat has left shallow-rooted crops such as hay with plenty of quality but not as much quantity as June or July crop yields.
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