Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
MOFGA Events

MOFGA Events

Throughout the year, MOFGA hosts hundreds of meetings, workshops, conferences, dinners and festive gatherings. Many take place at our Common Ground Education Center in Unity, Maine. And many more happen at farms, businesses and other venues throughout the state. Please review our event registration policies. For events offered by other organizations, see our Calendar page. Interested in giving a workshop for MOFGA? Please complete this form. If you are interested in receiving a scholarship for a MOFGA event click here.

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Fall Gardening Webinar Series

Fall is here and winter isn't far behind, but there's still lots to do in the garden and orchard! MOFGA is very happy to be collaborating with our friends at University of Maine Cooperative Extension to offer this Fall Gardening webinar series. Staff members from both our organizations will be sharing tips & tricks to help you make the most of the fall in your garden - and begin planning for next year! All webinars take place over the lunch hour and are free (optional $5 donation.) Participants will receive the Zoom information after registering for a webinar. All sessions will be recorded and shared with participants following the event. If you are unable to attend the live session, please register to receive a copy of the recording and a resource list.


Parents Who Farm

Farmer to Farmer in the Field

October 27, 2020 – Tuesday, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Online. Free. This month we are excited to host a panel discussion with a number of farmers from around the state who have been farming along with their children. Bring your questions and anything you might have to share with the group! REGISTRATION


Farmer to Farmer Conference 2020

November 2, 4 and 6, 2020 – Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Our Farmer to Farmer Conference brings farmers together and invites agricultural service providers to learn from speakers and each other in a conference that is built around learning from the knowledge present in the room. This year we will go virtual bringing together presentations, panels and breakout groups mixed with farmer-led discussion groups and 1-on-1 video chatting opportunities. If you cannot attend the online conference due to internet access issues or device availability please email Anna Mueller. We have a few hotspots and tablets available for participants on a first come, first serve basis.

$50 early bird registration (by Oct. 10)
$60 per person
Sliding scale option: choose to pay $20, $30, $40, $70 or $80


Backyard Composting

Fall Gardening Webinar Series

November 4, 2020 – Wednesday, 12 to 1 p.m. Instructor: Mark Hutchinson, UMaine Extension Educator. Home composting is fun and easy if you understand the basic principles and concepts. Join UMaine Extension Educator Mark Hutchinson for this webinar to learn about best practices for managing a successful backyard compost pile! REGISTRATION


Native Seed Starting

Fall Gardening Webinar Series

November 18, 2020 – Wednesday, 12 to 1 p.m. Instructor: Ginger Laurits, York County Master Gardener Volunteer. Did you know that late fall and early winter is the perfect time to start native seeds outdoors? Join Master Gardener Volunteer Ginger Laurits for this webinar to learn how to successfully start and care for native plants! REGISTRATION


Reflections on the Season: Growing Fruit Trees in Maine

Fall Gardening Webinar Series

December 2, 2020 – Wednesday, 12 to 1 p.m. Moderators: Laura Sieger, MOFGA’s Orchard Coordinator and Lynne Holland, UMaine Extension Community Education Assistant. Whether you are a hobby orchardist, commercial grower, or interested in starting your own orchard, we want to hear from you! Join us for this special panel discussion with Fruit Tree experts from across the state to reflect on this past growing season, share lessons and challenges from different parts of the state, and discuss plans for next year’s growing season. REGISTRATION


Kitchen Licensing Workshop

Online. $30, $20 for members. Scholarships available; please fill out this form.

Part 1: Thursday, December 3, 2020 – 9:30 a.m.  to 12 noon

Part 2: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 – 4 to 6 p.m.

Designed for farmers and others interested in home food processing for resale or beginning to sell new value-added products. Licensing requirements, food safety, product testing requirements and labeling will all be covered. REGISTRATION


Planning your Vegetable Garden: Selecting the Right Seeds

Fall Gardening Webinar Series

December 16, 2020 – Wednesday, 12 to 1 p.m. Instructor: Caleb Goossen, MOFGA’s Crops and Conservation Specialist. Are you starting to receive next year’s seed catalogs and wondering where to begin? Join MOFGA’s Crops and Conservation Specialist Caleb Goossen for this webinar to learn about everything you need to know before you order seeds for next year’s garden including variety selection, disease-resistant, how much to order, and more!  REGISTRATION