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Schedule of Events - Friday, September 25, 2009

  

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Agriculture - Farming, Gardening and Orchards:

Time
Title
Speaker(s)/Demonstrator(s)
Location
All Day
Biochar Demo
George Hoche, Downeast BioChar
AG DEMO
All Day
Garden Tool Demonstrations
Johnny's Selected Seeds
NO
9:15 am
Medicinal Herbs & the Permaculture Landscape
Lauren Buyofsky, Newforest Institute
HL
10:00 am
Seed Cleaning Workshop
Teri Balch, Northern Organic Vegetable Improvement Coop.
AG DEMO
10:00 am
Sustainable Ag in Central America
Greg Field, Sustainable Harvest Int’l.
AV
10:00 am
Fiber Genetics—No Itch
Nanney Kennedy, Get Wool
HL
10:00 am
Bioefficiency: What Forests & Prairies Teach Us
Will Bonsall, Khadighar Farm
AD-1
10:00 am
Mowing Techniques for European Scythe
Carol Bryan & Richard Scott, Scythe Supply
Meet @ Booth In F&H
10:00 am
Growing Plums in Maine
Michael Phillips, Heartsong Farm Healing Herbs
AD-2
10:00 am -10:30 am
Organic Beekeeping & the Use of Topbar Hives
Luis Feliciano, Miel Farm & Apiary
Meet @ Booth in F&H
11:00 am
Apitherapy: Health from the Hive
Ross Conrad, Dancing Bee Gardens
HL
11:00 am
BioChar in Maine
Ron Poitras
AD-1
11:00 am
Guided Tour of Soil Pit
Johanna Szillery, Maine Assoc. Prof. Soil Scientists
Meet @ Booth In Ag Demo
11:00 am
Garlic Cultivation
Mark Guzzi, Peacemeal Farm
NO
11:00 am
Mushroom Log Cultivation
Bill Errickson, Newforest Institute
AD-2
noon
Seed Cleaning with the Clipper
Tom Levesque, Fedco
AG DEMO
noon
Growing Raspberries in Maine
David Handley, Highmoor Farm & UMaine Coop. Extn.
AV
noon
School Gardens Panel Discussion
MOFGA Education Comm.
HL
noon
Intermediate Orcharding: Intro to Orchard Health
Michael Phillips, Heartsong Farm Healing Herbs
AD-1
noon
Sharpening the European Scythe Blade
Carol Bryan & Richard Scott, Scythe Supply
Meet @ Booth in F&H
noon
Intensive Gardening
Will Bonsall, Khadighar Farm
AD-2
1:00 pm
Seed Cleaning Workshop
Teri Balch, Northern Organic Vegetable Improvement Coop.
AG DEMO
1:00 pm
Answers to Your Organic Vegetable Questions
Eric Sideman, MOFGA Organic Crop Specialist
AG DEMO
1:00 pm
Small Plot Intensive (SPIN) Farming Demo (part1)
Lee Rinehart, Natl. Ctr. for Appropriate Technology (ATTRA)
AV
1:00 pm
Get Started in Beekeeping
Lincoln Sennett, Swan's Honey
HL
1:00 pm
Starting a Vegetable Garden Now
Barbara Damrosch, Four Season Farm
AD-1
1:00 pm
Mowing Techniques for European Scythe
Carol Bryan & Richard Scott, Scythe Supply
Meet @ Booth in F&H
1:00 pm
Access to Farmland
Kathy Ruhf, Land For Good
AD-2
2:00 pm
Answers to Your Certification Questions
MOFGA Certification Services Staff
AG DEMO
2:00 pm
Growing Blueberries in Maine
David Handley, UMaine Coop. Extn.
AV
2:00 pm
Worm Composting
Mark Follansbee, Worm Mainea
HL
2:00 pm
Intermediate Orcharding: Integrated Health Mgmt.
Michael Phillips, Heartsong Farm Healing Herbs
AD-1
2:00 pm
Small Plot Intensive (SPIN) Farming Demo (part 2)
Lee Rinehart, Natl. Ctr. for Appropriate Technology (ATTRA)
NO
2:00 pm
Advanced Seed Saving
Will Bonsall, Khadighar Farm
AD-2
2:30 pm
Book Signing with Barbara Damrosch & Eliot Coleman, Four Seasons Farm
Johnny's Selected Seeds
NO
3:00 pm
Growing Lavender in Maine
Betsy Ann Golon, Common Folk Farm
HL
3:00 pm
Making Your Farmland Available
Kathy Ruhf, Land For Good
AD-1
3:00 pm
Container Gardening
Edward Smith
AD-2
3:30 pm
Apple Tasting
Michael Phillips, Heartsong Farm Healing Herbs
Fedco Tent
4:00 pm
Seed Cleaning Workshop
Teri Balch, Northern Organic Vegetable Improvement Coop.
AG DEMO
4:00 pm
Backyard Grain Growing
Will Bonsall, Khadighar Farm
AV
4:00 pm
Current Use Property Tax Programs
Stephanie Gilbert, Maine Dept. of Agriculture, Food & Rural Resources
HL
4:00 pm
Protecting Farming in Your Community
John Piotti, Maine Farmland Trust
AD-1
4:00 pm
Growing Strawberries in Maine
Eric Sideman, MOFGA Organic Crop Specialist
AD-2
5:00 pm
Mushrooms of Field & Forest
Michaeline Mulvey, Maine Mycological Assoc.
HL
 


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