Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Seed Swap & Scion Exchange

 

Sunday, March 25, 2018
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. If you don't have seeds or scionwood to share, don't fret and join us anyways – maybe bring some baked goods or fertile hatching eggs instead!

We’ll supply labels, tape and markers, and we’ll be selling T-shirts, books, grafting supplies and rootstock.

Admission is free.

For more information, call MOFGA (568-4142).


 

Downstairs Office

Library (Upstairs)

MOFGA Grounds

Exhibition Hall

10:00 a.m.

 

 

 

Seed Swap and Scion Exchange
(All day)

On-Site Grafting at MEHO table next to FEDCO

Hatching Eggs Exchange

Vendors

Children's Activities with Seed Sensorium

 

11:00 a.m.

 

 

Pruning Apple Trees with Sean Murphy, South Orchards

12:00 noon

Buying and Saving Seeds in a World of GMO's and Intellectual Property Restrictions, CR Lawn

Tree Crops: Beyond the Apple, Aaron Parker

 

1:00 p.m.

 

Getting Started: Simple Seed Saving, Sean Murphy

Grafting with Mark Fulford

 

2:00 p.m.

Nut Trees, Jesse Stevens & Jacob Mentlik

 

 

Workshop Descriptions:

Bridging art and science, the SEED Sensorium engages the five senses in learning about the remarkable world of seeds and their utmost importance in our lives. In this particular set of activities, school aged children are invited to look through the lens of the seed to explore their personal connections to the natural world. Activities include exploration of the seed dispersal methods that allow movement for rooted organisms, matching seeds to their fruits and plants, a magnification station as well as a hands on Sensorium. Information on how to develop SEED Sesoria will also be provided for distribution to educators. Learn more about SEED :: disperse at www.virtualvoices.org.

Grafting: Come join us for our annual grafting how-to workshop with Mark Fulford. Stop by the scion exchange and grab some scion and rootstock, come to the talk, and return home ready to try it on your own.

Vendors:

Maine Grain Alliance

Fedco

Maine Heritage Orchard

 

Sponsored by:

Maine Tree Crop Alliance