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Wednesday, April 8 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., unless noted otherwise
 
Locations around the state – see directory below
 
MOFGA Fact Sheets about soils, composting, organic gardening and many other topics

Resources (pdf – 8.2 Mb)
Are you concerned about the rising cost of food? Unsure what the term “certified organic” means? Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner?

Join us for an evening-long workshop on how to grow your own garden. We’ll talk about the basics of soil science, how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. The course will also cover the basics of making and using compost, the principles of crop rotation and how to incorporate green manures and manage nutrients in the garden. Other topics will include how to tell the difference between cultivated plants and weeds, basic weed control strategies and common insect pests and methods of natural insect control. The instructor will be an experienced farmer or gardener from your region.

 
Each year MOFGA sponsors this statewide educational event at over 30 different locations in Maine. Presenters are seasoned MOFGA farmers and gardeners. Classes run from 6 to 9 p.m. The workshops are open to the public and to people of all gardening skill and experience levels. They are designed to provide folks with essential skills and knowledge needed to make a transition from conventional to organic gardening. The workshop is offered in partnership with Maine's Adult & Community Education program and community sponsors.

Participants will acquire an understanding of:

  • the basics of soil science, and how to enrich soil to produce healthy, high yielding plants;
  • composting methods;
  • the principles of crop rotation, and how to incorporate green manures and manage nutrients in the garden;
  • the difference between cultivated plants and weeds, and basic weed control strategies; and
  • common insect pests and methods of natural insect control.
Locations around the state

Augusta
Augusta Adult & Community Education
Cony High School, 60 Pierce Drive
207-626-2470
www.augustaschools.org
This location has an alternative date of April 9, 2014

Bar Mills
Bonny Eagle Adult Education, Bonny Eagle Middle School
92 Sokokis Trail (Library)
207-929-9185
www.bonnyeagle.org

Bath
RSU 1 Adult Education, 800 High Street (Room 301)
207-443-8255
bath.maineadulted.org

Belfast
Belfast Free Library, High St. (Abbot Room)
207-338-3884

The Belfast workshop will be held March 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Blue Hill
Blue Hill Public Library, 5 Parker Point Road, Blue Hill (Howard Room)
207-374-5515
www.bluehill.lib.me.us

Boothbay Harbor
Boothbay Region Adult Education, Boothbay High School 236 Townsend Avenue (Rm. 104)
207-633-3224
www.boothbayae.org

Bucksport
Bucksport Adult & Community Education, Bucksport H.S. Broadway (Room 112)
207-469-2129
www.rsu25adulted.com
This location has the
alternative dates of April 2, 9 & 16, 2014
from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.


Castine
Witherle Memorial Library, 41 School St.
(Adult Reading Room)
www.witherle.lib.me.us

Cumberland
Cumberland Community Education
207-829-2208
www.cumberlandmaine.com

Damariscotta
Central Lincoln County Adult Education, Great Salt Bay Elementary School, 595 Main St., Business Rt. 1
(Room 191)
207-563-2811
www.clc.maineadulted.org

Dover-Foxcroft
Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative, SeDoMoCha Middle School, 63 Harrison Ave.,
Dover-Foxcroft
207-564-6525
www.pvaec.org

Fairfield
Lawrence Adult Education, 4 School St.
(LHS Annex C-4)
207-453-4200 ext 3114
www.lawrenceadulted.org


Farmington
Franklin County Adult Education, Mount Blue Middle School (Room #4)
207-778-3460
www.fcae.msad9.k12.me.us

Fort Kent
www.msad27.maineadulted.org

Freeport
Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive
(Community Meeting Room)
207-865-3307

Gardiner
MSAD 11 Adult Education, Gardiner High School
40 West Hill Rd. (Lecture Hall)
207-582-3774
www.msad11.mainedulted.org

Gray
MSAD 15 Adult & Communication Education
New Gloucester High School Cafeteria, 10 Libby Hill Road
207-657-2620
www.MSAD15.org
This location has an alternative date of
April 23, 2014 at 6:30

Hampden
MSAD 22 Adult Education, Hampden Academy
1 Main Rd. North (Room 10)
207-862-6422
This location has an alternative date of April 3, 2014

Houlton
MSAD 29/70 Adult Education, 18 Military Street
(Room 110)
207-521-3154
www.msad2970adulted.org

Kennebunk
Adult Education of The Kennebunks & Arundel, Kennebunk High School, 89 Fletcher St.
(Second floor of the middle building)
207-985-1116
kennebunk.maineadulted.org

Lewiston
Lewiston Adult Education, 156 East Ave.
207-795-4141
www.lewistonadulted.org
This location has an alternative time of
5:30 to 8:30


Mount Desert
Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education
Mt. Desert Island High School, 1081 Eagle Lake Road
207-288-4703
www.mdihs.u98.k12.me.us

Newport
Newport Cultural Center, Newport Cultural Center
154 Main St. (Community Room)
207-368-5074
www.newportculturalcenter.org

Orono
Orono Adult & Community Education, Orono High School (Room 81)
207-866-4119

Portland
Whole Foods Market, 2 Somerset St.
207-774-7711
www.wholefoodsmarket.com
This location has an alternative time of
4:00 to 7:00


Rockport
Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education, Camden Hills Regional High School, 25 Keelson Dr. (Room 225)
207-236-7800 ext 274
fivetowns.maineadulted.org

Scarborough
Scarborough Adult Learning Center
Scarborough High School, 11 Municipal Drive (Room E102)
207-730-5040

Sullivan
Regional School Unit 24,
Sumner Memorial High School, 2456 US Hwy. 1
207-422-4794
www.rsu24.maineadulted.org

Thorndike
RSU#3 Adult & Community Education, Mt View High School (Rm. H122)
207-568-3426
www.msad3.org
This location has an alternative time of
6:00 to 8:00


Trescott Township
Cobscook Learning Center, 10 Commissary Point Rd.
(Rice Hall)
207-733-2233
www.thecclc.org

Washington
RSU 40/MSAD 40 Adult Education
Medomak Valley High School, Waldoboro

Wells
Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Education
200 Sanford Rd., Wells High School
207-646-4565
www.wells-ogunquit.maineaduted.org

Whitefield
Sheepscot General
207-549-5185
www.sheepscotgeneral.com

 

 

 


2014 Promotional Poster (to publicize the class in your community – 8.5x11 pdf – 1.1 Mb)

 


    

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