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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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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.
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