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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
FDA, EPA at odds on consumer warnings about fish
Boston Globe - 12/13/2008.
For years, the federal government has recommended that pregnant women and young children limit their consumption of fish to avoid exposure to potentially harmful amounts of mercury. Now, two top consumer protection agencies are at odds on whether that advice should be reconsidered to encourage all people to eat more fish, in order to promote healthy hearts.
GMO Job
Grist - 12/12/2008.
Will the Obama administration be the first to seriously regulate genetically modified food?
Chef Survey: Locally-Grown Produce Will Be Hot in 2009
Treehugger - 12/11/2008.
As further evidence that locally-grown food is going mainstream, a new survey of 1,609 chefs by the National Restaurant Association ranked locally-grown produce as the hottest trend for 2009.
Why Michael Pollan Doesn't Want to Be Secretary of Agriculture
Alternet - 12/11/2008.
Writer and activist Michael Pollan has no interest in becoming President-elect Barack Obama's secretary of agriculture, thank you very much, even though there are a lot of people who think he'd be perfect for the job.
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March 27 - Lincoln/Knox County Grower Meeting

April 8 - Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes

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