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Grafting Fruit Trees

Sat., April 28
College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: $50; $40 for MOFGA members
Please bring your own bag lunch

Learn to propagate and reproduce your favorite fruit tree varieties. Instructor C.J. Walke, MOFGA's Organic Orchard Educator,​ will explain why to graft and will demonstrate the techniques for Whip & Tongue grafting. Participants will graft trees to take home and plant. Care for the new trees will also be discussed. More details on the registration link below.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
The Garden Angel Project: Bringing sustainable food options to low-income residents
Daily Bulldog - 4/5/2018.
By Amber Kapiloff - A program through the University of Maine Cooperative Extension is available to low-income households and senior citizens that is not only promoting the habit of gardening, but is putting food on participants' tables.
Lincoln County Gleaners celebrate first year
Boothbay Register - 4/5/2018.
By Kate Marone - The Lincoln County Gleaners had a banner first year by gleaning and distributing almost 6,000 pounds of fresh, local food from five local farms, and they’re looking to recruit more volunteers for the coming season. Formed in 2017 by several community agencies including Healthy Lincoln County, Morris Farm, FARMS, Help Yourself Shelf, and Damariscotta Baptist Church, the Lincoln County Gleaners’ mission is to get fresh, locally grown, free fruits and vegetables to convenient sites around our communities for those who otherwise may not have access to them.
USDA Defies Advisers, Allows Carrageenan To Keep Organic Label
National Public Radio - 4/4/2018.
By Dan Charles - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has decided that organic food companies can keep using an emulsifier called carrageenan in foods like ice cream and high-protein drinks, despite a vote by an influential organic advisory committee to ban the ingredient.
USDA secretary accused of siding with industry over science in new report
The Guardian [UK] - 4/4/2018.
By Jessica Glenza - Donald Trump’s agriculture secretary, Sonny Perdue, has been criticized for rolling back school nutrition standards, attempting to upend the food stamps program, rejecting World Health Organization guidelines on antibiotics in agriculture and ending a pesticide ban, in a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) advocacy group.
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