Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
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Calendar

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.

New England Farm Succession School

November 21, 2019 (registration deadline) – Course is held over 3 day-long sessions on: December 6, 2019; January 10, 2020; February 7, 2020 at Coastal Enterprises Inc., 30 Federal Street, Brunswick, ME 04011. Land For Good's New England Farm Succession School is a three-day course designed for active, commercial farmers looking to transfer their farm to a related or un-related successor. INFORMATION & REGISTRATION

Kitchen Licensing Workshop

December 5, 2019 – Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity, Maine. Fee: $50; $35 for MOFGA members. Designed for farmers and others interested in home-food processing for resale. REGISTRATION

Winter Production

Farmer to Farmer in the Field

December 5, 2019 – Thursday, 1 p.m to 3 p.m., Two Farmers Farm, Scarborough. Kelsy and Dominic will give a tour and discuss their general approach to winter growing, placement and construction of unheated high tunnels, row cover and venting strategy, winter irrigation management and snow management. Bring questions so we can dive into other relevant topics you want to talk about.

Support Working Landscapes

December 9 – 6 to 8 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Info and resources for Belfast area farmland and woodlot owners. Covers farmland and tree growth current use property tax programs and commercial solar development on farmland in Maine. Free. RSVP

Beginner Hide Tanning – Winter Workshop

January 11, 2020 – Saturday, 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. We’ll spend the day learning the basics of hide tanning in the traditional way, and you’ll go home with the know-how and skills you need to start tanning on your own. Bring a bagged lunch. REGISTRATION

MOFGA Day at the 2020 Maine Agricultural Trades Show

January 14, 2020 – Augusta Civic Center. MOFGA offers free presentations and discussions, open to the public, on organic agriculture. No preregistration required. MOFGA also has an information exhibit all three days of the show. Staff and committee members are available to answer questions about our programs. Note: MOFGA members are encouraged to attend the association's annual meeting at the MOFGA offices in Unity, January 26, 2020 (snow date: Feb. 9).

Cheesemaking 101

January 20, 2020 – Monday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cumberland County UMaine Cooperative Extension office, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104, Falmouth, Maine. Fee: $75 general, $65 for MOFGA members, free for journeypersons; lunch included. Learn how to make cheese at home at MOFGA’s beginner home cheesemaking course. Registration

40th EcoFarm Conference

January 22-25, 2020 – Asilomar State Beach & Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, Calif. The annual EcoFarm Conference builds upon its farmer-to-farmer education model to provide an essential networking and educational hub for ecologically-minded farmers, ranchers, and all who work to support their success in growing a healthy food system and world, featuring 70+ workshops, intensives, keynotes, farm tours, an exhibitor marketplace, tastings, seed swaps, live entertainment, and organic culinary fare. https://eco-farm.org/conference

Mothers Who Farm

Farmer to Farmer in the Field

January 24, 2020 – Friday, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center in Unity. In an open and comfortable space, Liz Moran of Darthia Farm will lead a discussion for mothers about ways to juggle raising children and farming or homesteading. Find out what has or hasn’t worked for others, and learn about approaches you may not have considered. Join us for a potluck dinner and much more.

MOFGA Annual Meeting

January 26, 2020 (snow date: Feb. 9) – Sunday, MOFGA offices in Unity. Mark your calendar!

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. Contact events@mofga.org with questions. REGISTRATION

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

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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