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Seed Swap and Scion Exchange

Sunday, March 25
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. If you don't have seeds or scionwood to share, don't fret and join us anyways – maybe bring some baked goods or fertile hatching eggs instead!

We’ll supply labels, tape and markers, and we’ll be selling T-shirts, books, grafting supplies and rootstock.

Admission is free. Information and schedule of activities

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
The Degrowth Alternative
Resilience - 2/19/2015.
By Giorgos Kallis, The Great Transition - Both the name and the theory of degrowth aim explicitly to repoliticize environmentalism. Ecologizing society, degrowthers argue, is about imagining and enacting alternative visions to modern growth-based development.
Jim Gerritsen on Food Sleuth Radio
The Cornucopia Institute - 2/19/2015.
Gerritsen discusses OSGATA’s lawsuit against Monsanto in 2011 and why it’s critical to challenge seed patents. He also shares his perspective on transgenic contamination from GMO crops and why GMO food labeling is important.
Invasive weed Kochia's resistance to well-known herbicide stems from increase in gene copies
Science Daily - 2/19/2015.
Kansas State University - Kochia has evolved to have multiple copies of a gene code that targets glyphosate, the most common herbicide, a study has found. These copies enable the invasive weeds to survive the field rate of glyphosate applications.
Coffee’s in, sugar’s out, eggs are back in new dietary report
Portland Press Herald - 2/19/2015.
By Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press - An extra cup or two of coffee may be OK after all. More eggs, too. But you definitely need to drink less sugary soda. And, as always, don’t forget your vegetables. Recommendations Thursday from a government advisory committee call for an environmentally friendly diet lower in red and processed meats. But the panel would reverse previous guidance on limiting dietary cholesterol. And it says the caffeine in a few cups of coffee could actually be good for you.
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