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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
Buzzkill? How Climate Change Could Eventually End Coffee
US News & World Report - 3/27/2013.
By Jason Koebler - Researchers are desperately trying to keep up with new threats to the plant caused by global warming.
California pushes rule banning toxic flame retardants
Chicago Tribune - 3/27/2013.
By Michael Hawthrone - California officials vowed Tuesday to move forward on a new fire safety rule that could eliminate the use of toxic flame retardants in household furniture and baby products sold nationwide.
Seeds of suicide
The Asian Age - 3/27/2013.
By Vanadana Shiva - Monsanto and its PR machinery seek to delink the epidemic of farmers’ suicides in India from the company’s growing control over cotton seed supply - 95 per cent of India’s cotton seed is now controlled by Monsanto.
BioDemocracy or Corporatocracy: The Food Fight of Our Lives
Organic Consumers - 3/27/2013.
By Ronnie Cummins - For two decades, starting with the controversial introduction of Monsanto’s recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH) and Calgene’s Flavr Savr tomato in 1994, polls have consistently shown that U.S. consumers are wary, indeed alarmed, about the new technology of genetic engineering (GE).
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March 27 - Lincoln/Knox County Grower Meeting

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