Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
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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.

Organic Orcharding 101 with Michael Phillips


April 19, 2020
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Ecology School, Saco
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: $75; $60 for MOFGA members

Please bring your own bag lunch


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. Michael is renowned for helping people grow healthy fruit using herbal protocols and his approach is premised on the fact that growing healthy fruit begins with understanding biological core truths. These in turn determine how we go about stewarding the orchard ecosystem through the growing season. In this workshop he will discuss how challenges you face in your locale will become far more manageable as you build a holistic system that keeps trees and berry plantings healthy from the get-go.

Michael’s latest book is called "Mycorrhizal Planet: How Fungi and Plants Work Together to Create Dynamic Soils," and the community orchard movement he helped to found at provides a full immersion into the holistic approach to orcharding. His Lost Nation Orchard is part of a medicinal herb farm in northern New Hampshire.


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