Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
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Calendar

The following is a list of events taking place around the country – and the world!

Most of the events are organized or co-sponsored by MOFGA but other events are listed as well.

Read or download a 2018 calendar of MOFGA's major annual events (2-page PDF, 300K)

Visit the MOFGA Events page

Low Impact Forestry Workshops

November 15-18, 2018 – Four days of workshops, Thursday - Sunday, MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity, Maine. A series of workshops designed for stewards of small or large woodlots to develop skills to cut and harvest wood products safely and ecologically. Learn and practice sustainable woodlot management and logging with animals or low-impact machinery. To read full descriptions of all workshops click here. If you know which workshop you want to join, you can register directly by clicking one of the links below.

Introduction to Low Impact Forestry – Click here to register

Logging with Draft Animals – Click here to register

Logging with Hand Tools & Small Machinery – Click here to register

 

Window Dressers Workshop at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center

November 28 - December 1 – Wednesday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, 294 Crosby Brook Road, Unity, Maine. Residents in Waldo and Kennebec counties are invited to take part in a weatherization project presented by the nonprofit organization Window Dressers in partnership with AmeriCorps Members working with the Maine Campus Compact’s (MCC) Maine Partnership for Environmental Stewardship (MPES) and MOFGA. Approximately 20-25 percent of inserts built this heating season will go to low-income households completely free of charge thanks to grant funding and volunteer work. This project is an opportunity for community capacity building, as well as energy and cost savings for homes and the state of Maine as a whole. Those interested in volunteering at the event may sign up to take part in the community workshop, either by assembling inserts directly or helping prepare lunch. Please sign up at mofga.volunteerhub.com or through the Window Dressers website.

 

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training

November 30 (snow date Dec. 7), 2018 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., UMaine Extension Androscoggin-Sagadahoc Counties, 24 Main St., Lisbon Falls. $20. Register online by Nov. 23. Other training dates: Jan. 8 (snow date Jan. 11) at UMaine Extension Penobscot County, 307 Maine Ave., Bangor. Register online by Jan. 7., and Feb. 8 (snow date Feb. 15) at Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, 294 Crosby Brook Road: Unity. Register online by Feb. 1. Learn about produce safety best practices, key parts of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements. Time for questions and discussion; participants will share their experiences and produce safety questions. Offered in collaboration with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, and AgMatters LLC. Information and registration

Expand Your Tunnel Vision II

2018 high tunnel production conference

December 3 to 4, 2018 – Manchester, N.H. This conference is for high tunnel growers and agricultural service providers of all experience levels. Register by November 26 at http://bit.ly/TunnelVision2. $75 for first participant, $40 for additional participants from same farm or for students. FMI: https://extension.unh.edu/events/high-tunnel-production-conference, Teresa Locke, 603-787-6944, teresa.locke@unh.edu. Cosponsored by MOFGA.

Kitchen Licensing Workshop

December 6, 2018 – Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity, Maine. Fee: $50; $35 for MOFGA members. Designed for farmers and others interested in home-food processing for resale. Registration

Hide Tanning Workshop

December 12, 2018 – 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity. $75; $50 for MOFGA members. Learn the basics of hide tanning in the traditional way and take home the skills you need to start tanning on your own. The workshop will be a prerequisite for our advanced hide tanning workshop hosted on February 26, 2019. Register here

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training in Bangor

January 8 (snow date Jan. 11), 2019 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., UMaine Extension Penobscot County, 307 Maine Ave., Bangor. $20. Register online by Jan. 7. Learn about produce safety best practices, key parts of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements. Time for questions and discussion; participants will share their experiences and produce safety questions. Offered in collaboration with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, and AgMatters LLC. Information and registration

2019 Maine Agricultural Trades Show

January 15-17, 2019 - Maine Agricultural Trades Show. Augusta Civic Center. Producers and consumers alike visit this three day show to take stock of current programs, new technologies and to gather information on the agriculture industry. For any questions or more information about the event, please contact Anne Trehnholm at 207-287-7620 or by email at Anne.Trenholm@maine.gov

MOFGA's Program at the 2019 Maine Agricultural Trades Show

MOFGA Day at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Augusta Civic Center
76 Community Drive

Each year at Maine's Agricultural Trades Show, MOFGA offers a series of presentations and discussion groups covering a wide range of sustainable agriculture subjects. All presentations are free and open to the public. This year, presentations will be held in the Washington/York Room, the Piscataquis/Sagadahoc Room and the Lincoln Room. There is no pre-registration for the day's events.

MOFGA also has an information exhibit during all three days of the Trades Show. Staff and committee members are available to answer questions about MOFGA's ongoing programs.

MOFGA members are encouraged to attend the Association's Annual Meeting, which will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Piscataquis/Sagadahoc Room.

2019 MOFGA Annual Meeting

Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show, Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Drive
1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Piscataquis/Sagadahoc Room

• Hear MOFGA program reports from MOFGA staff and committee members
• Vote on proposed changes to MOFGA's by-laws
 

39th Annual EcoFarm Conference

January 23-26, 2019 – Presented by the Ecological Farming Association (EcoFarm), Pacific Grove, Calif. Featuring over 70 workshops, intensives, keynote speakers, an exhibitor marketplace, seed swap, live entertainment, mixers, and organic culinary fare. Workshops cover practical information on crop production, livestock, soil health, marketing and distribution, social justice and cutting edge information to help farmers succeed. As the oldest and largest organic farming event in the West, EcoFarm Conference is a prime networking and educational hub for farmers, ranchers, distributors, retailers, activists, researchers and educators. To learn more and to register visit www.eco-farm.org/conference.

Flowering in the North

January 28-30, 2019 – Flower growers' conference, University of Southern Maine, Abromson Center, 88 Bedford St., Portland. Share knowledge about zone 5 growing, wholesaling, retailing and designing with farm-fresh flowers. Cosponsored by MOFGA, UMaine Cooperative Extension, Snell Family Farm, Broadturn Farm and the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers. Email lynne.b.hazelton@maine.edu to be notified when registration opens. More information

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training at MOFGA

February 8 (snow date Feb. 15), 2019 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, 294 Crosby Brook Road: Unity. Register online by Feb. 1. Learn about produce safety best practices, key parts of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements. Time for questions and discussion; participants will share their experiences and produce safety questions. Offered in collaboration with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, and AgMatters LLC. Information and registration

 

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MOFGA Board of Directors Meeting

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Kitchen Licensing Workshop

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MOFGA's Common Ground Radio Show

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