Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
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The following is a list of events taking place around the country – and the world!

Most of the events are organized or co-sponsored by MOFGA but other events are listed as well.

Visit the MOFGA Events page. Interested in giving a workshop for MOFGA? Please complete this form.

Beginner Beekeeping Workshop

February 8, 2020 – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity, Maine. Fee: $75; $55 for MOFGA members. Join us for an introductory workshop on beekeeping. Learn about the basics of beekeeping and strategies for establishing your first hive(s) from David Smith, the owner of Sparky's Apiaries in Hope, Maine. Bring a bagged lunch. This is event is now full. Email events@mofga.org to add your name to a waitlist.

Maple Sugaring Series

February 9, 2020 – Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sap Hound Maple Co., 414 Center Conway Rd., Brownfield, Maine 04010. Fees: $35 general, $20 for MOFGA members, free for MOFGA journeypeople. Register here.

February 23, 2020 – Sunday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.,  The Ecology School at River Bend Farm (184 Simpson Rd. Saco, Maine 04072). Suggested donation $10. Register here.

Organic Farming/Gardening Summit and Trade Show

February 11 and 12, 2020 – Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., University of Maine Campus Center, 181 Main St., Presque Isle. Presented by Central Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District and the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Information.

Hide Tanning: Beyond the Basics

February 18, 2020 – Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center. Fee: $75; $50 for MOFGA members. Join us for a hands-on workshop about the ancient art of turning animal hides into soft leathers or beautiful furs. This workshop is designed for those with some experience tanning. You'll get help troubleshooting common challenges, learn new methods of tanning, and can bring your own projects if you would like to work on them with support. Bring a bagged lunch. REGISTRATION

Farmer and Grower Winter Potluck

February 29, 2020 – Saturday, 4 to 6 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center in Unity, Maine. Hosted by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Waldo County, this event is an opportunity for all growers to take a mid-winter break, bring a dish and join fellow farmers and food producers for networking and fun! Information and registration

Organic Orcharding Workshop: Pruning Apple Trees

March 7, 2020 – Sat., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Four locations: Bar Harbor, Palmyra, Unity and Saco. Fee: $55; $40 for MOFGA members. Please bring your own bag lunch. Learn to prune apple trees to encourage vigorous growth, annual fruit set and quality fruit yield. Collection of scion wood and storage will also be discussed. For beginners and experienced growers. REGISTRATION

Organic Orcharding Workshop: Pruning Apple Trees

March 14, 2020 – Sat., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Elliotsville, Inc., Patten, Maine. Fee: $55; $40 for MOFGA members. Please bring your own bag lunch. Learn to prune apple trees to encourage vigorous growth, annual fruit set and quality fruit yield. Collection of scion wood and storage will also be discussed. For beginners and experienced growers. REGISTRATION

Organic Orcharding Workshop: Bringing Back an Old Orchard

March 15, 2020 – Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fee: $55; $40 for MOFGA members. Dixmont, Damariscotta. Instructors will employ various methods to demonstrate proper pruning of trees that have been unmanaged. This class differs from our pruning classes in that the trees we will be working with are older and have not been pruned in a long time. DIXMONT REGISTRATION (Damariscotta registration coming soon.)

2020 Seed Swap and Scion Exchange

March 29, 2020 – Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., MOFGA’s Common Ground Education Center, Unity. Free! Gardeners and orchardists are invited to participate in educational workshops and to bring their seeds, scionwood and cuttings to share.

 

Organic Orcharding 101 with Michael Phillips

April 19, 2020 – Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Ecology School, Saco. Fee: $75; $60 for MOFGA members. Michael Phillips, author of The Apple Grower, will provide a comprehensive exploration of orchard health strategies that make disease and insect challenges doable for the organic grower. REGISTRATION

Organic Orcharding Workshop: Top Working Fruit Trees

May 9, 2020 – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity. Fee: $55; $40 for MOFGA members. Learn to topwork new, disease-resistant, cider, dessert or heritage varieties onto your existing trees! In this workshop you will learn how and why to top graft and will be able to try it on your own. Workshop led by Laura Sieger, MOFGA's orchard coordinator. Please remember to bring a bag lunch. REGISTRATION

2020 Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA

June 20, 2020 – Saturday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity.  Free • Open to the public. 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.

 

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