Growing Crops and Gardens

Enjoy a variety of videos on gardening (and beyond) including tips from our members and partners, gardening stories, talks on wild rice and vermicomposting, and much more.

Gardening Tips

Growing Under Cover in the Summer Heat by David Bosken
In this video we follow David Bosken, a home gardener, as he discuss growing under cover in the summer heat.
Growing Under Cover for the Home Grower by David Bosken
In this video we follow David Bosken, a home gardener, as he discusses growing under cover.
Controlling Condensation in a Small Hoop House by David Bosken
In this video we follow David Bosken, a home gardener, as he shares how he controls condensation in his small hoop house.
Protecting Tomatoes from Wind by David Bosken
In this video we follow David Bosken, a home gardener, as he shares his tips for protecting tomatoes.
Control Weeds the Organic Way by Bryan Brown
In this video we follow Bryan Brown New York State Integrated Pest Management as he shares his top three tips for easier weeding.
Introduction to Growing Flint Corn by Albee Barden
In this video we follow Albee Barden as he discusses flint corn varieties, shelling and more!
Growing Perennial Onions by Nancy Rosalie
In this video we follow Nancy Rosalie, longtime MOFGA volunteer and friend, as she tells us all about how to grow various kinds of perennial onions in our home gardens.
Growing Under Cover for the Home Grower
Control Weeds the Organic Way
Hands in the Dirt: The Bowdoin Organic Garden

Garden Stories

Our gardens inspire us! Please enjoy these stories from our gardens.
A Chef and his Garden by Chef Joseph Kowles
In this video we follow a chef who establishes and grows a new garden inspired by the events of 2020.
Hands in the Dirt: The Bowdoin Organic Garden
Join our friends at Bowdoin College for this video about their organic garden. “Hands in the Dirt” explores our relationship with food and farming, using the Bowdoin Organic Garden as a case study. Students, farmers, and a Bowdoin profe…

Some tools for our farmers

Some tips on farm marketing, and some information from the Fork Food Lab.
Farm Marketing: Selling Your Story by Daniel Prial
In this video we follow Daniel Prial of the National Center for Appropriate Technology as he shares some marketing tips.
Introduction to Fork Food Lab
In this video we join the team at Fork Food Lab to learn what this non-profit organization offers to beginning food business owners in Southern Maine.
Introduction to Fork Food Lab
Introduction to Vermicomposting

Beyond the Vegetable Patch

Our gardens contain so many wonderful things! Interested in rice, vermicomposting, or permaculture? Find some great content below.
Wild Folk Farm – Viability of Directly Sown Paddy Rice
This instructional video focuses on rice production on a small scale human powered farm in Maine. The footage spans 5 years.
Introduction to Vermicomposting
In this video we follow Mark Follansbee as we learn the basics of vermiculture.
Introduction to Permaculture
In this video we follow Jesse Watson of Midcoast Permaculture as he discusses the basics principles of permaculture design.
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