2021 Seed Swap & Scion Exchange
Join us for virtual conversation and learning about seeds, trees & beyond. All events are FREE.
All webinars on each date will be held within the same Zoom meeting room, so you only need to register once to attend any (or all) of the sessions. Each session will be a maximum of 50 minutes in length, including time for Q&A, with a short break before the next one begins. You will receive the link to the meeting in your email when you register. Look forward to seeing you there!
Sunday, March 28, 2021 Seed Events
|Time||Workshop||Registration||2:00 p.m.||Seed Saving for Beginners with Amy Leblanc of Whitehill Farm||Register here for workshops from 2-4 p.m.|
|3:00 p.m.||Advanced Seed Saving Techniques with Will Bonsall of the Scatterseed Project|
|4:00 p.m.||Crop Intensification and Mulch-In-Place: Weed Management & Productivity in Grain Crops with Mark Fulford of Teltane Farm|
|7:00 p.m.||Virtual Seed Swap! (More information below)||Register here for Virtual Seed Swap.|
Sunday, April 4, 2021 Scion Events
|Time||Workshop||Registration||2:00 p.m.||Wild and Feral Trees: Considerations for Scionwood Collection and Pruning with Matt Kaminsky, Laura Sieger, Eliza Greenman and Jacob Mentlik||Register here for all April 4 workshops.|
|3:00 p.m.||Propagating Trees and Woody Plants with Aaron Parker, Jesse Stevens and Jacob Mentlik|
|4:00 p.m.||Learn from My Mistakes: Succeed with your Young Fruit Trees with Seth Yentes of North Branch Farm|
|5:00 p.m.||Q&A with Apple Geneticist Cameron Pearce of Washington State University|
Virtual Seed Swap
Sunday, March 28th, 7 pm
Hosted by Heron Breen of Fedco Seeds
Do you have extra seed that you don’t need? Maybe you saved your favorite variety of pea last year or bought an extra few packets of tomato seed. Or maybe you need vegetable seed for this coming season. Join our seed swap to trade and share with other gardeners around the state. Tell us about your best new discoveries or tried-and-true favorites!
This event is FREE but please register in advance by clicking here. You’ll receive the meeting link immediately after you register.
Self-Serve Scionwood Exchange
We aren’t able to gather in person at the Exhibition Hall this year, so instead, are making scion wood available in a few locations around the state. Please stop by to find something new and if you’ve cut scionwood from your own trees please leave it for others!
Scionwood will be available in these locations:
- At MOFGA in Unity (in the red barn at the intersection of Crosby Brook Rd and 139/220. Please note that this is not on the main MOFGA fairgrounds; it’s just down the road from there.)
- Big selection of scion wood from our orchards. (Some vegetable seeds are also available!)
- Available from March 20th – April 3rd
- Edgewood Nursery, 4 Cruston Way, Falmouth (available starting March 26th)
- The Milkhouse Farm stand, 445 S Monmouth Rd, Monmouth (available starting March 25th)
- Five Star Nursery, 853 Bay Rd, Brooklin (available starting March 27th)
- Midcoast Permaculture, 168 West Meadow Road, Rockland (available starting March 25th)
Other Ways to Swap Scionwood and/or Seeds
- Use MOFGA’s Garden/Orchard Swap Page to connect with others here in Maine.
- Do you need gardening or orcharding supplies (compost? scionwood? seeds?) or do you have gardening resources to offer to others? Use this swap page to find new things and share what you have!
- Use the North American Scion Exchange Facebook Page
- This is an easy way to connect with orcharding enthusiasts from across the country. Lots of neat varieties are traded this way! Lots of participants nationwide.
- Use this Scion Exchange website
- This is a new website still in its ‘sapling’ days. It seems like a great tool that will become more useful over time!
Contact [email protected] with questions.