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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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A Novel Shallow Well Technology to Provide Safe, Sustainable Drinking and Irrigation Water

Farmer to Farmer in the Field


September 29, 2020
Tuesday, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Fee: Free.

In this talk, Joe Ayotte of New England Water Science Center and the U.S. Geological Survey will discuss the historical use and problems associated with dug wells and some of the myths about the shallow till aquifer. In addition, you will hear about how a different approach to well design can yield sustainable amounts of bacteriologically safe, nearly arsenic-free water. More specifically, these wells may be resilient to drought and may provide water for irrigation during periods of sustained lack of groundwater recharge.