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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.

Following are links to some of our major annual events.


MOFGA Day at the Agricultural Trades Show and
MOFGA Annual Meeting – January 9-11, 2018

Organic Grower Meetings – TBA
Charcuterie Series – January 16, 23, 30 and February 6
Beginning Beekeeping with David Smith – February 10
Seasonal Cooking with Chef Frank Giglio: Winter – February 21
Advanced Business Planning with Julia Shanks – February 25
Spring Growth Conference: Organic Seedling Production – March 3, 2018
Farm Labor Models in Practice – March 8, 2018
Organic Orcharding: Pruning Apple Trees – March 10

Organic Orcharding: Renovating Old Apple Trees – March 17
Seed Swap & Scion Exchange – March 25
Beginning Poultry – March 29
Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes – April 4
Kitchen Licensing Workshop – April 5
Organic Orcharding: Grafting Fruit Trees – April 7
Organic Orcharding 101 with Michael Phillips – April 14
Earth Day Planting Day at MOFGA – April 21
Empty Bowl Supper hosted by the
MOFGA-El Salvador Sistering Committee – April 28
Farmer to Farmer in the Field – April TBD
Chainsaw Safety Training – May TBD
Maine Permaculture Design Course – May 5
Organic Farming: Principles and Practices - Crops – May 9
Top Grafting Fruit Trees Top Grafting Fruit Trees – May 12
Organic Farming: Livestock 101 – Basic Handling – May 16
Seasonal Cooking with Chef Frank Giglio: Spring – May 23
Farm Training Project Workshops – Weekly
Poultry Processing Workshop – June 14
Organic Orcharding: Summer Care – June 16
Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA – June 23
Farm Training Project Workshops – Weekly
  MOFGA Tree Fodder Day – July 9
Poultry Processing Workshop – July 26
Farmer to Farmer in the Field – July TBD
Farm Training Project Workshops – Weekly
Organic Orcharding: Bud Grafting with Seth Yentes – August 4
Maine Apple Camp – August TBD
Farmer to Farmer in the Field: August TBD
Farm Training Project Workshops – Weekly
Common Ground Country Fair – September 21, 22, 23
Nose to Tail Pork Processing – October 6-8
Great Maine Apple Day – October 14
Farmer to Farmer Conference – November 2-4
Low Impact Forestry – November TBD
Chainsaw & Forestry Safety – November TBD
Kitchen Licensing Workshop – December 6

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