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Phone: 207-568-4142
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Seed Swap & Scion Exchange
Sunday, March 29, 2015
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity
FREE, no registration required

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. 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. More details.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Maple Sunday to go on in central Maine even if sap doesn’t
CentralMaine.com - 3/17/2015.
By Craig Crosby - It may be Maine’s sweetest Sunday of the year, even if the syrup isn’t flowing. More than 100 sugar houses across the state will open their doors to the public Sunday as part of the 32nd Annual Maine Maple Sunday.
Seed saving presentation hosted by the Old Squire's Farm Market
Maine Sun Journal - 3/17/2015.
As part of its continuing winter series of free presentations, the Old Squire's Farm Market will host a talk on seed saving by Mark Silber, well known horticulturist, photographer, author and seed saver, at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21.
Millions in grant funding available to invest in local food
Penobscot Bay Pilot - 3/17/2015.
Millions of dollars in grant funding to invest in initiatives that create and support local agriculture jobs is now available, according to Congresswoman Chellie Pingree.
Maine is the first state to pay tribute to soils during the International Year of Soils
No-Till Vegetables - 3/12/2015.
By Natalie Lounsbury - The Maine legislature is the first in the nation to pay tribute to soils during the historic United Nations International Year of Soils. The soil beneath our feet is often overlooked, but the adoption of the Joint Resolution Recognizing the Importance of Soils to Maine’s Future Prosperity (HP-584), sheds light on all the ways soils impact our lives.
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