Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
MOFGA Events

MOFGA Events

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. For events offered by other organizations, see our Calendar page. Interested in giving a workshop for MOFGA? Please complete this form. If you are interested in receiving a scholarship for a MOFGA event click here.

Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes

April 3, 2019 – 6 to 9 p.m., hosted by adult education programs throughout Maine. An evening course to provide gardeners with skills and knowledge needed to transition from conventional to organic gardening. Each year MOFGA sponsors this statewide educational event at over 30 different locations in Maine. Presenters are seasoned MOFGA farmers and gardeners. The classes are open to the public and to people of all gardening skill and experience levels.


Maine School Garden Day

April 27, 2019 – Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Trenton Elementary School, 51 School Road, Trenton, ME 04605. $35; ($45 after April 19) and includes a local foods lunch. A full day of workshops and networking for school garden enthusiasts. Whether you’re dreaming of starting an educational garden or working to develop an existing program – this day is for you! Hosted by Maine School Garden Network (MSGN), Maine Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC), MOFGA and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Registration


Maine Heritage Orchard Annual Planting Day

April 27, 2019 – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Maine Heritage Orchard, 85 Crosby Brook Rd., Unity, Maine. Join us for the Maine Heritage Orchard's 6th annual tree planting day. With your help we will plant 6 apple trees and several herbaceous & woody companions. We will also remove tree guards, check trees for damage and add mulch at the Maine Heritage Orchard and at the North Orchard at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center (across the road). RSVP on Volunteer Hub


Spring Growth Conference 2019: Managing Labor on the Farm

April 27, 2019 - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity. The program at Spring Growth this year will help you navigate the legalities of hiring and managing farm labor. Learn from other farmers about their farm labor models. Fee: $20 for MOFGA members and certified organic growers; $30 for non-members. (Free for current MOFGA apprenticeship host farms.) Scholarship information. Lunch is included. Registration


Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA

June 22, 2019 – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity.  Free • Open to the public • No pre-registration required. Come and learn all you need to know and more about living in rural Maine. Free! Over 40 unique, participatory workshops. Includes a plant swap, a potluck picnic lunch, and a stone soup made with your contributions. Information



2019 Maine Apple Camp

August 16-18, 2019 – 12 noon Friday to 1 p.m. Sunday at Camp NEOFA, Liberty, Maine. Fee: $225; MOFGA members $200. Saturday only: $100. Apple Lovers! Orchardists! Cider Makers! Fruit Explorers! Join fellow apple enthusiasts for Maine Apple Camp. Registration includes room & board, all camp sessions. All ages welcome – most talks geared towards ages 16+. More details will be announced soon. Registration will open June 15, 2019.


Common Ground Country Fair

September 20-22, 2019 – Friday, Saturday, Sunday, MOFGA’s Common Ground Education Center, Unity, Maine. 

MOFGA's premier event celebrating rural living. Three full days of educational talks and demonstrations, entertainment, delicious Maine-grown organic food and products from local artisans.

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Great Maine Apple Day

October 13, 2019 – Sunday, 12 noon to 4:00 p.m., Common Ground Education Center, 294 Crosby Brook Road, Unity, Maine. Rain or shineCelebrate the history, flavor and tradition of Maine apples, while honoring the importance of a diversified, perennial agriculture.


Kitchen Licensing Workshop

December 5, 2019 – 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 will open June 15, 2019.