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.

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
Bring a bagged lunch

The workshop is currently full. Check the MOFGA Events page for future hide tanning workshops.

Join MOFGA and local instructors Trevanna Grenfell of The Wildwood Path and Sean Murphy of Murphy Family Farm for a day exploring the ancient skill of turning animal hides into soft leathers or beautiful furs. For farmers and hunters through the ages, the hide has been one of the most valuable parts of any animal – but only if they know how to treat it!

Bring your questions and your willingness to learn, but please contact us if you would like to bring your own hide so that we can determine whether your particular project fits with the workshop. We’ll work on rabbit hides together and you’ll have a chance to see demos of other types of hides so that you can get a feel for how to work with different styles. We will approach this skill with sensitivity and compassion, and no experience with hide tanning is necessary. However hide tanning isn’t for the faint of heart! Be prepared to see, touch, smell, and talk about raw animal hides – and to experience the magic of turning rawhide into leather!

Email events@mofga.org for more information

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