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Sunday, March 29, 2015

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity


See 2014 schedule below
 

Something New is Brewing at the Seed Swap and Scion Exchange!

This year we are adding an exciting new section to the Swap! We're calling not only for Seed and Scion, but for any exciting starter you might have to share. Bring your sourdough starter, kombucha scoby, cheese or yogurt cultures, compost starter, or anything else you are currently cultivating that could be shared regeneratively! Make sure to bring a few jars to pack home new varieties.

 
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.

You won't want to miss the usual excellent selection of educational workshops. As always, Mark Fulford will teach his annual grafting class. Other workshops will cover permaculture, organic orcharding, seed saving and more. John Bunker will talk about varietal selection as well as MOFGA's new Heritage Orchard. (see article).

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 2014 Seed Swap and Scionwood Exchange
Time Library Downstairs office Exhibition Hall
10:00     Seed and Scion Swap (all day)
10:30- 11:30 Heron Breen – Cucurbit Seed Saving Lauren & Bill Errickson – Integrated Permaculture Orcharding
11:30-12:00 (break) (break)
12:00-2:00 Mark Fulford – Grafting  
2:00-3:00 Will Bonsall – Seeds and More  
3:00-4:00 Open Roundtable Discussion – moderated by Jack Kertesz  
 
 

 
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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