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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
294 Crosby Brook Road
MOFGA is an Equal Opportunity organization, provider, and employer.
Organic Farming: Principles and Practices
Livestock 101 – Basic Handling
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Misty Brook Farm in Albion, Maine
Fee: $100; $75 for MOFGA members
When considering value-added endeavors, medium to large livestock are often a valuable addition to an operation. Knowing proper handling and first aid techniques can save lots of money and grief. We would like to offer training on these topics by Jacki Perkins, a long-time homesteader and MOFGA's Dairy Specialist, and Henrietta Beaufait, a licensed, large animal homeopathic veterinarian.
Misty Brook Farm in Albion, Maine has graciously agreed to host this training. Their farm boasts a variety of amiable livestock, which are accustomed to intensive handling, and uniquely suited as a training tool, due to the excellent training by farm staff and family members.
We will help everyone leave the session with the confidence they need going forward to administer general first-aid, and have a confident, informed decision with a veterinarian, if necessary. Completing this training may also be a benefit to current or future employment.
April 28 - Maine School Garden Day
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Maine Academy of Natural Science, Hinckley, Maine. A full day of workshops and networking for school garden enthusiasts. Information and registration
April 28 - Grafting Fruit Trees
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor. Learn to propagate and reproduce your favorite fruit tree varieties. Fee: $50; $40 for MOFGA members. Registration
April 28 - Empty Bowl Supper hosted by the MOFGA El Salvador Sistering Committee
6 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, Belfast, Maine. Information
May 6 - Grow it Green: Plantings for your home garden
Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m., MOFGA's Education Center, Unity, Maine. Join some of MOFGA's gardeners to learn about some easy ways to plant a home garden. You'll be able to try planting in containers, a square foot garden, a greenhouse, Agrability beds, newspaper pots and more. All ages welcome. Admission is free, donations are welcome. FMI or to RSVP, email@example.com
May 12 - Organic Orcharding Workshop: Top Grafting Fruit Trees
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Three locations: Mueller's Fruit Farm, Thorndike; Morning Glory Farm, Bethel; Eden Acres Farm, East Waterboro. Fee: $50; $40 for MOFGA members. Learn to topwork new, disease-resistant, cider, dessert or heritage varieties onto your existing trees. Registration
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