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Grafting Fruit Trees

Sat., April 7
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity
Sat., April 28
College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: $50; $40 for MOFGA members
Please bring your own bag lunch

Learn to propagate and reproduce your favorite fruit tree varieties. Instructors Jennifer Ries of Whiffletree Nursery and Anne Hallee of Rising Up Farm in the Unity workshop, and C.J. Walke, MOFGA's Organic Orchard Educator in the Bar Harbor workshop,​ will explain why to graft and will demonstrate the techniques for Whip & Tongue grafting. Participants will graft trees to take home and plant. Care for the new trees will also be discussed. More details on the registration link below.


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The Farm Service Agency and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension are planning a series of Farm Bill informational meetings to be held Nov. 4 through Dec. 1 at locations around Maine.
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Maine Public Broadcasting - 10/27/2014.
By Jennifer Rooks - A look at the rise of food co-ops in Maine. We'll find out how they differ from your local grocery store, and the benefits of joining a co-op. 51-minute broadcast.
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By Michele Simon - The natural products business is booming. By some industry estimates, retail sales topped an eye-popping $100 billion last year, with nearly 60 percent coming from food. No wonder more food marketers are labeling their products - from Pepsi to Cheetos - natural. But what does the term actually mean?
Groups Call for Labeling of 300 Inerts Ingredients as EPA Delists 72 Already Discontinued
Beyond Pesticides - 10/27/2014.
Calling it a response to a petition filed by Beyond Pesticides and other groups back in 2006, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Thursday its proposal to remove 72 no longer used inert ingredients from its list of approved pesticide ingredients – as groups asked for public disclosure of all inerts ingredients in pesticide formulations on product labels.
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