Events sponsored by NOFA-Massachusetts
Events sponsored by NOFA-New Hampshire
Events sponsored by NOFA-Vermont
May 24 - Deadline to apply for next round of No Small Potatoes loan.
May 24 - Maine Highlands Chapter Raspberry Thinning/Pruning/Transplanting Workshop.
Saturday, 9 a.m., Felix Blinn's Farm in Brownville. Bring a spade, gloves, lunch/snack/water, and a bucket if you'd like to take home some of the thinnings. Directions from Dover-Foxcroft area: Go to Milo, then north to Brownville on route 11. Turn right at Irving station, cross bridge and go out Church Street 1 and a quarter miles. Felix's farm is at 230 Church St. on the left. Lots of fences as you approach. Please e-mail email@example.com
if you want to come. Up to 30 people welcome.
May 28 - Waldo Organic Growers Program: Green cemeteries and natural burial.
6 p.m., MOFGA library, Unity. Speakers Alison Rector, board member of Funeral Consumers Alliance, and Penelope Olson, a MOFGA volunteer working on a green cemetery project at MOFGA. Potluck: Please bring a plate, silverware and a dish to share.
May 29, 7 p.m. - Talk on Farm Building
. Planning, designing, implementing and managing an organic farm, presented by Jen Porter. Camden Public Library. Details.
May 28 - Film: More Than Honey.
6 p.m., Belfast Free Library, 106 High St., Belfast. Sponsors: Waldo County Beekeepers, Belfast Co-op. Free.
June 2 - Deadline to apply for Grants for Gardens from Annies,
to help schools and other educational programs build gardens. Details.
June 6 - MOFGA's Common Ground radio show,
10 to 11 a.m., WERU, 89.9 and 99.9 FM and weru.org
June 6 - Need Clarity on the NOP Seed Requirement?
The Organic Seed Alliance will host a webinar through eOrganic that educates certifiers and certified operations on the topic of organic seed availability and sourcing. Registration
June 7-8 - Maine Fiber Frolic.
June 10, noon - Weed Identification and Organic Control,
Eric Sideman of MOFGA. Talk at Merryspring Nature Center, 30 Conway Rd., Camden. www.merryspring.org
June 14 - Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA.
Common Ground Education Center, Unity. Free, hands-on and interactive sessions on farming and homesteading skills. Information.
June 17-18 - UVM Food Systems Summit - The Necessary [r] Evolution for Sustainable Food Systems,
June 20 - Maine's Growing Food Industry
- Economic Development Council of Maine Annual Symposium. Sugarloaf Mountain, Carrabassett Valley.
June 20-21 - Maine Fare,
June 22 - Maine Sail Freight.
6 p.m., Tranquility Grange, Lincolnville, presented by The Greenhorns, Penobscot Marine Museum, MOFGA, Maine Farmland Trust, Windjammers Association, the Boothbay Farmers' Market and Tranquility Grange. Panelists discuss their experience delivering cargo from Vermont to Manhattan last fall. A silent film, The Sam Levitt,
a Maine sail freight project of the 1970s, will be shown, followed by a discussion. Potluck. FMI or to volunteer with setup, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
June 22-25 - Revisioning Sustainability - Campuses as Catalysts for Regenerative Food Systems.
UMass Amherst. Details.
June 26 - Public Hearing on the Maine Citizen Trade Policy Commission's 2014 Assessment.
Thursday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Room 220, Cross Office Building, Maine State House, Augusta. The Assessment presents information about the impact of international trade agreements on Maine laws, working conditions and business environment. A discussion will take place after the presentation.
June 28 - MOFGA's Organic Orcharding Workshop: Summer Orchard Care.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 496 Davis Road, Durham, Maine. Instructors: CJ Walke and Dave Colson. Cost: $30 ($25 student/apprentice fee; free for JPs.) Registration.
July 4-6 - 2014 Northeast Permaculture Convergence.
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center. Details.
July 7 - Deadline to apply for USDA grants
and combination grants and guaranteed loans for eligible farms and other rural businesses under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) for fiscal year 2014. Details.
July 17-20 - Timber Frame Construction Workshop for High School Students,
Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson, Maine. Only $100 for four-day workshop, thanks to support from MOFGA, Hancock Lumber, Woodmizer and Stihl. Includes instruction, tools, lunch and reference material (no overnight accommodations). Application deadline: June 16. Registration.
July 23 - Slow Money Maine Gathering.
1 to 4 p.m., Viles Arboretum, Augusta. Details.
July 24-25 - Maine Grain Alliance Kneading Conference.
Thursday 8 a.m. to Friday 5 p.m. Two-day conference fee is $300. (Includes delicious meals). Many participants arrive on Wednesday, July 23 and stay to attend the free Artisan Bread Fair on Saturday, July 26. Registration.
July 26 - Maine Artisan Bread Fair.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Skowhegan State Fairgrounds. Free! Over 60 vendors. Parking $2. Details.