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In January the Partridge Foundation awarded $1.0 million to establish an endowment to support MOFGA’s New Farmer Programs. It also pledged an additional $1.0 million if MOFGA can raise a similar amount before 2016. Read more.
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Phone: 207-568-4142
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Email: mofga@mofga.org

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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
EPA will limit pesticides near salmon streams
Associated Press - 5/18/2010.
By Jeff Barnard – Grants Pass, Oregon: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Monday it will impose restrictions on spraying three agricultural pesticides to keep them out of salmon streams after manufacturers refused to adopt the limits voluntarily.
Snapshot: Raising Mount Vernon
Kennebec Journal - 5/18/2010.
By Andy Molloy – Friends, relatives and neighbors helped the Julie and Dick Hall raise a barn over the weekend on the site at Raydic Farm where one burned in December 2009.
If Americans plant food gardens, they and the planet will benefit
Portland Press Herald - 5/18/2010.
Op-ed by By Roger Doiron – Scarborough: The Obama family is celebrating the first anniversary of their new kitchen garden, but in my house we're putting two candles on the organic carrot cake and making a wish for our national food gardening future.
Maine may use herbicide to control hydrilla
Bangor Daily News - 5/18/2010.
AP – Augusta: The Maine Department of Environmental Protection is considering use of herbicides to stop an invasion of the aquatic plant hydrilla in Damariscotta Lake in Jefferson.
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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

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April 11 - "Cultivating Our Community 2015: Healthy Soil Matters!"

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