"Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons. It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth."
- Walt Whitman
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Throughout the year, MOFGA hosts hundreds of meetings, workshops, conferences, dinners, and festive gatherings. Many take place at our Common Ground Education Center in Unity, Maine. And many more happen at farms, businesses, and other venues throughout the state. We maintain a comprehensive Calendar of Events on MOFGA.org related to farming, gardening and environmentally friendly living Maine and the Northeast. Download or read our 2017 events calendar (8.5"x11").

Following are links to some of our major annual events.


MOFGA Day at the Agricultural Trades Show and
MOFGA Annual Meeting – January 10-12, 2017

Organic Grower Meetings – February 2, 7 and 9, 2017
Beginning Beekeeping – February 18, 2017
Advanced Business Planning – February 26 and 27
Spring Growth Conference – March 4
Organic Orcharding: Pruning – March 11 and March 25

Organic Orcharding: Renovating Old Trees – March 18 and March 25
Seed Swap & Scion Exchange – March 26
Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes – April 6-9
Organic Orcharding: Grafting – April 8
Kitchen Licensing Workshop
Conservation Farm Tours
Organic Orcharding 101 with Michael Phillips – April 15
Earth Day Work Day and
Planting Day at the Maine Heritage Orchard
Empty Bowl Supper hosted by the
MOFGA-El Salvador Sistering Committee
Top Grafting Fruit Trees Top Grafting Fruit Trees – May 13
Poultry Processing Workshop – May 25
Farm Training Project Workshops – Weekly
Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA – June 17
Organic Orcharding: Summer Care – June 24
Farm Training Project Workshops – Weekly
Poultry Processing Workshop – July 6
Farm Training Project Workshops – Weekly
Organic Orcharding: Bud Grafting – August 5
Maine Axe and Saw Meetup Weekend – August 19
Farm Training Project Workshops – Weekly
Common Ground Country Fair – September 22, 23 & 24
Nose to Tail Pork Processing – October 7-9
Great Maine Apple Day – October 15
Farmer to Farmer Conference – November 3-5
Low Impact Forestry – November 16-19
Chainsaw & Forestry Safety – November 17-18
Kitchen Licensing Workshop – December 8

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