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.

Organic Orcharding Workshop: Bench Grafting Fruit Trees


Saturday, April 4, 2020
Saco - The Ecology School
Unity - MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: $55; $40 for MOFGA members

Please bring your own bag lunch


Learn to propagate and reproduce your favorite fruit tree varieties. Instructors will explain why to graft and will demonstrate the techniques for whip & tongue grafting. Participants will graft trees to take home and plant. Care for the new trees will also be discussed. Fee includes all supplies including rootstock, scionwood and handouts. Saco location led by Matt Kaminsky, cider maker, orchardist and creator of Unity workshop led by Jen Ries, of Fedco Trees, and by Laura Sieger, MOFGA's Orchard Coordinator. 

Please bring a bag lunch. You will need to purchase a grafting knife in advance of this event! Any old knife will NOT do; but we will have several grafting knives to lend to those without. (Please email if you would like to borrow a knife.) This is the correct type of knife to use for grafting:

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