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Propagation Fair plants seeds for home-grown food

 

March 23, 2022

Scott Swanson

Prospective fruit growers survey their options Sunday afternoon, March 20, at a Spring Propagation Fair held at Sweet Home Charter School by the Agrarian Sharing Network.

Samantha Franks carefully and deftly sliced into the stem of a cider apple as Miranda Justus and her son Sawyer, of Lebanon, watched closely.

Franks, of Elmira, was one of more than a dozen volunteers who participated in a Spring Propagation Fair held Sunday afternoon, March 20, at the Sweet Home Charter School by the Agrarian Sharing Network. She was about to graft the apple stem to rootstock to form a tree for the Justuses.

This was the fourth annual fair held by the network, said organizer Heather Wright of Wright Family Farm in Sweet Home, a regular participant in the local Farmers Ma...



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