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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. Please review our event registration policies. 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.

Insect Life with the Greenhorns

September 6-7, 2019
Pembroke, Maine

Co-sponsored by MOFGA

Hovering and whirring insects, life-giving to birds and invertebrates, are pollinating! Join to learn more about insect habitat and behavior, their ecology, reproduction, population dynamics and impact on agricultural production. Our teachers will cover landscape-design, natural beekeeping, learning how to mitigate pesticide impacts and create sanctuaries for these critical creatures on our farms and on our landscapes.

You don't have to own land to learn how to help the insects. We will specifically talk about how to create plantings on common lands (church, school, playground, cemetery, etc.) that benefits the native bees, butterflies, moths and other insects we share the flowers with.

This session is compatible with attending the international beekeeping conference "Apimondia" in Montreal, and is conveniently enroute from many parts of the country via the scenic Rt. One highway.

For registration or more details email office@greenhorns.org.


Jarrod Fowler is a horticulturist, entomologist and conservationist. His expertise lies in farmscaping, conservation biocontrol and pollinator conservation. Jarrod holds proficiency with plant-insect habitat evaluation, creation, conservation and education; and is a technical Service Provider of Pollinator Habitat Enhancement Conservation Activity Plans at The United States Department of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation Service. Not to mention he is a beautiful composer, performer and producer of experimental music.

Lily Calderwood’s research and education program works to develop whole system approaches to wild blueberry production in Maine. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is at the forefront of her work. Successful IPM programs improve the overall health of farms by incorporating subjects such as fertility, soil health and plant physiology into pest management. Research projects in this new role will include weed surveys of wild blueberry farms, organic weed management tools, climate adaptation and product assessment. Past projects studied insect-plant interactions and biological control on lavender, cut flower, hop, dry bean, grains and oilseeds. Her applied research and education helps growers to identify and address on-farm needs. To learn more about wild blueberry production research and outreach at the University of Maine visit: https://extension.umaine.edu/blueberries/

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