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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
She’s firmly planted
Bangor Daily News - 5/13/2009.
By Emily Burnham – When Bangor resident Mary Lake decided to become a vegetarian in high school, it was more because she empathized with the plight of animals, and less because she didn’t want to consume unhealthful processed foods. “Originally, it was for the animal welfare issue. I had all the animal liberation T-shirts. It wasn’t really about personal health. The blue Slush Puppies were vegetarian, so that was fine,” said Lake, who works as a reading teacher for the Asa C. Adams Elementary School in Orono.
Panel to forward pesticide recommendations
Bangor Daily News - 5/13/2009.
By Kevin Miller – A legislative committee has failed to reach consensus over the hot-button issue of aerial spraying of pesticides and, instead, will send at least three recommendations on a bill to the full Legislature.
An idea to solve snag in food stamp use by local farmers markets
Kennebec Journal - 5/12/2009.
By Sue Gawler – The newspaper's coverage of farmers' markets and food stamps highlights an opportunity for a model partnership between markets, state government and telecommunications companies.
Life is good at Sparrow Farm
Village Soup - 5/12/2009.
Every week throughout the winter, fresh greens are picked for market. Here, Jim Letteney, left, and Ted Sparrow display a sample of fresh produce. Letteney is a neighbor and full-time employee at the farm.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

July 23 - Farm Training Project workshop: Livestock & Vegetable Integration

July 24-25 - Maine Grain Alliance Kneading Conference

July 26 - Maine Artisan Bread Fair

July 26 - Put Your Hoe Down - A Raucous Square Dance Party in Celebration of Maine Farmers

August 1 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show

August 4 - MOFGA Volunteer Workday: Putting Food By

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

August 13 - Conservation Farm Tour, Aroostook County

August 14 - The Art of Giving Gala to Benefit MOFGA

September 6 - Seed Saving Workshop with Will Bonsall

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