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Great Maine Apple Day


Sunday, October 18, 2015
12 noon to 4:00 p.m. Rain or Shine

Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

Common Ground Education Center
294 Crosby Brook Rd, Unity Maine

$4 for non-members, $2 for members
Kids get in free!

Celebrate the history, flavor and tradition of Maine apples, while honoring the importance of a diversified, perennial agriculture.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Syrian war spurs first withdrawal from doomsday Arctic seed vault
Reuters - 9/21/2015.
By Alister Doyle - Syria's civil war has prompted the first withdrawal of seeds from a "doomsday" vault built in an Arctic mountainside to safeguard global food supplies, officials said on Monday.
Common Ground Country Fair creates community via skill sharing
Bangor Daily News - 9/21/2015.
By Kathleen Pierce - Unity, Maine: Cooking over fire. Building a yurt. Rooftop beekeeping. The Common Ground Country Fair, held Sept. 25-27, is much more than a celebration of all things organic. Run by Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, the fair, which attracts 60,000 people to Unity every autumn, transports a distracted society back to earth.
Cultivate: Belfast Area Farm and Art Fall Tour Oct. 10 and 11
The Maine Edge - 9/21/2015.
Belfast Creative Coalition hosts: Cultivate: Belfast Area Farm and Art Fall Tour Saturday and Sunday of Columbus Day weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour includes open studios, farm tours and special workshops and demonstrations. Southern Waldo County locations will be on Saturday and Northern Waldo County on Sunday.
Maine farmers take on challenge of hops growing amid craft beer craze
Bangor Daily News - 9/20/2015.
By Anthony Brino - New England farmers gave up on hops around the Great Depression, and today even the most local of breweries get the bitter flowers from the Pacific Northwest or Europe.
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