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.
Schedule of Events:
ongoing Seed Swap, Children's Activities with Seed Sensorium, Scion Exchange, on site Grafting by MEHO, & Hatching Eggs Exchange
11am (South Orchard) Pruning Apple Trees, Sean Murphy
noon (Upstairs Library) Tree Crops: Beyond the Apple, Aaron Parker
(Downstairs Office) Buying and Saving Seeds in a World of GMO's and Intellectual Property Restrictions, CR Lawn
1pm (Upstairs Library) Grafting with Mark Fulford
(Downstairs Office) Getting Started: Simple Seed Saving, Sean Murphy
2pm (Upstairs Library) Grafting with Mark Fulford
(Downstairs Office) Nut Trees, Jesse Stevens & Jacob Mentlik
SEED Sensorium: 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: Join us for our annual grafting how-to workshop with Mark Fulford. Bring scionwood and rootstock from the exchange, come to the talk, and return home ready to try it on your own