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MOFGA Bud Grafting Workshop

Join Seth Yentes for our Bud Grafting Workshop taught at North Branch Farm in Monroe, Maine, on August 9. In this workshop you will have an overview of grafting techniques, participate in a discussion of rootstock and fruit trees, and apply techniques learned about bud grafting, which can be applied to various fruit trees. Seth Yentes has been grafting for 14 years and grows thousands of fruit trees every year, including apples, pears, peaches, plums and many more. Registration on the MOFGA Store

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
EPA paves pathway for ‘Agent Orange’ GM Corn
Common Dreams - 4/10/2012.
The Environmental Protection Agency rejected a petition to ban the sale of the 2,4-D pesticide, a major ingredient in the Vietnam-era defoliant 'Agent Orange'. Use of 2,4-D could skyrocket soon because its main manufacturer, Dow Chemical, is hoping to receive approval to sell genetically modified corn seeds that are resistant to 2,4-D.
You have just experienced the hottest US winter on record
Treehugger - 4/10/2012.
By Brian Merchant – Another day, another alarming chunk of evidence that the planet is continuing to warm at a disturbing pace. The latest comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which has released data revealing that the continental U.S. just lived through the hottest March on record.
More evidence links pesticides to honeybee loses
Grist - 4/10/2012.
By Claire Thompson – Beekeepers have filed a petition with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to remove clothianidin from the market. Meanwhile, three studies strengthen the link between bee die-offs and neonicotinoids (neonics), the chemical family of which clothianidin is a member.
The folly of big agriculture: why nature always wins
Yale Environment 360 - 4/9/2012.
By Verlyn Klinkenborg – In its short, shameless history, big agriculture has had only one big idea: uniformity. The obvious example is corn. The U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts that American farmers — big farmers — will plant 94 million acres of corn this year. That’s the equivalent of planting corn on every inch of Montana.
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July 26 - Maine Artisan Bread Fair

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August 9 - MOFGA's Organic Orcharding  Workshop: Bud Grafting with Seth Yentes

August 13 - Conservation Farm Tour, Aroostook County

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