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Sunday, March 29, 2015

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity
FREE, no registration required

Our 2015 schedule appears below

 

Something special is brewing at the Seed Swap and Scion Exchange!

In 2014 we added an exciting new section to the Swap! We  called for any exciting starter you might have to share. Participants brought sourdough starter, kombucha scoby, cheese and yogurt cultures and compost starter.

 
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.

For more information, call MOFGA (568-4142).
 

 
Schedule for 2015 Seed Swap and Scionwood Exchange
Time Library (Upstairs) Downstairs Office Exhibition Hall
10:00 a.m.
Presentations start at 11 Presentations start at 11

Seed Swap and Scion Exchange
(All day)

11:00 a.m.
Planning for Pollinators in Your Orchard with Carol Armatis and Michele Cabral Grafting with Anne Hallee
12:00 noon
Propagating Woody Plants Without Grafting with Aaron Parker Bean Seed Saving with Sam Birch
1:00 p.m. Cider and Cider Orchards in England, France, Germany, and Spain with John Bunker, Todd Little-Siebold, David Buchanan, and Noah Fralich Grassroots Seed Network with Will Bonsall and other GSN members
2:00 p.m.
Hazelnuts with Will Bonsall Seed-Saving Open Forum with Heron Breen

 


 

Not sure how to store your scion wood?

In order to store scionwood for later grafting, the wood must remain dormant and protected from drying out. An effective way to achieve this is to store the scions triple-bagged in zip-loc bags, and keep in the back of the refrigerator. You can add a small piece of damp, not wet, paper towel in with the scions to help retain moisture. The back of the refrigerator is best because temperatures are more stable than near or on the door. Do not store in the freezer. Further questions? Contact CJ Walke, MOFGA's Organic Orchardist by phone 207-568-4142.

 


    

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