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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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Season Extension Techniques for the Home Gardener

Row cover over peppers

Row cover over peppers

August 18, 2020
Tuesday, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Online. Free.

REGISTRATION

Our gardens may be basking in the heat of summer but we do live in Maine and so the cold weather will be here before we know it! Join Dave Colson, MOFGA's Agricultural Specialist for Southern Maine, to learn about several ways to extend the growing season into the fall by protecting your plants from the cold. Dave will discuss the benefits of growing under cover (using plastic or row cover fabric) as well as the pros and cons of several different styles of covers for garden beds. He'll also talk about how to construct these covers at home. Dave will also share information on which crops tend to grow well into the late fall, when to plant them and tips on caring for them as the weather gets colder. This class could also appeal to gardeners beyond 'beginner' level who are interested in experimenting with season extension for the first time. You will receive the link to join this webinar when you register.

Dave Colson has worked with MOFGA in countless ways since 1985 when his family's New Leaf Farm in Durham first got organic certification, recently as Agricultural Services Director. Dave has now scaled back farm production and shares the wealth of knowledge that he has gained through decades of organic farming in Maine.

Contact [email protected] with questions.

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