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MOFGA Bud Grafting Workshop

Join Seth Yentes for our Bud Grafting Workshop taught at North Branch Farm in Monroe, Maine, on August 9. In this workshop you will have an overview of grafting techniques, participate in a discussion of rootstock and fruit trees, and apply techniques learned about bud grafting, which can be applied to various fruit trees. Seth Yentes has been grafting for 14 years and grows thousands of fruit trees every year, including apples, pears, peaches, plums and many more. Registration on the MOFGA Store

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
USDA releases new nutritional guidelines for school meals
Grist - 1/17/2011.
By Ed Bruske – Do all children deserve the chance to eat real food at school? Or is processed junk food good enough for those whose parents can’t afford to pack their lunch? That’s the central question in the school-food debate.
Organic milk is better for you, say scientists
The Independent - 1/15/2011.
By Martin Hickman – Britain's beleaguered organic sector receives a boost today with a study that suggests organic milk is healthier than the ordinary variety. The European Union-funded study analysed 22 brands sold in supermarkets and found that organic milk had lower levels of harmful saturated fats and more beneficial fatty acids than conventional milk.
Organic farming in Maine
WAGM-TV8 - 1/14/2011.
Organic farming has increased dramatically over the past 20 years. Randi Nissenbaum spoke with a local organic farmer about what makes a product organic and why he believes that organic farming is catching on in Maine.
Want to feed the world? Technology isn’t a silver bullet
The Atlantic - 1/14/2011.
By Samuel Fromartz – Last year, I had the opportunity to travel to Zambia for a project for Worldwatch. "State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet," released Wednesday, focuses on many projects that were highly effective in both feeding people and raising incomes in Africa.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

July 31 - Fall Planting in a High Tunnel

August 1 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show

August 3 - Scatterseed Project Tour

August 4 - MOFGA Volunteer Workday: Putting Food By

August 9 - MOFGA's Organic Orcharding  Workshop: Bud Grafting with Seth Yentes

August 13 - Conservation Farm Tour, Aroostook County

August 14 - The Art of Giving Gala to Benefit MOFGA

September 6 - Seed Saving Workshop with Will Bonsall

September 6 - Seed Saving 101 & The Scattered Seed Project

September - 19, 20 and 21 - MOFGA’s Common Ground Country Fair


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