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.

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Parents Who Farm

Farmer to Farmer in the Field

October 27, 2020 – Tuesday, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Online. Free. This month we are excited to host a panel discussion with a number of farmers from around the state who have been farming along with their children. Bring your questions and anything you might have to share with the group! REGISTRATION

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Farmer to Farmer Conference 2020

November 2, 4 and 6, 2020 – Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Our Farmer to Farmer Conference brings farmers together and invites agricultural service providers to learn from speakers and each other in a conference that is built around learning from the knowledge present in the room. This year we will go virtual bringing together presentations, panels and breakout groups mixed with farmer-led discussion groups and 1-on-1 video chatting opportunities. If you cannot attend the online conference due to internet access issues or device availability please email Anna Mueller. We have a few hotspots and tablets available for participants on a first come, first serve basis.

REGISTRATION
$50 early bird registration (by Oct. 10)
$60 per person
Sliding scale option: choose to pay $20, $30, $40, $70 or $80

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Backyard Composting

Fall Gardening Webinar Series

November 4, 2020 – Wednesday, 12 to 1 p.m. Instructor: Mark Hutchinson, UMaine Extension Educator. Home composting is fun and easy if you understand the basic principles and concepts. Join UMaine Extension Educator Mark Hutchinson for this webinar to learn about best practices for managing a successful backyard compost pile! REGISTRATION

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Native Seed Starting

Fall Gardening Webinar Series

November 18, 2020 – Wednesday, 12 to 1 p.m. Instructor: Ginger Laurits, York County Master Gardener Volunteer. Did you know that late fall and early winter is the perfect time to start native seeds outdoors? Join Master Gardener Volunteer Ginger Laurits for this webinar to learn how to successfully start and care for native plants! REGISTRATION

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Reflections on the Season: Growing Fruit Trees in Maine

Fall Gardening Webinar Series

December 2, 2020 – Wednesday, 12 to 1 p.m. Moderators: Laura Sieger, MOFGA’s Orchard Coordinator and Lynne Holland, UMaine Extension Community Education Assistant. Whether you are a hobby orchardist, commercial grower, or interested in starting your own orchard, we want to hear from you! Join us for this special panel discussion with Fruit Tree experts from across the state to reflect on this past growing season, share lessons and challenges from different parts of the state, and discuss plans for next year’s growing season. REGISTRATION

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Planning your Vegetable Garden: Selecting the Right Seeds

Fall Gardening Webinar Series

December 16, 2020 – Wednesday, 12 to 1 p.m. Instructor: Caleb Goossen, MOFGA’s Crops and Conservation Specialist. Are you starting to receive next year’s seed catalogs and wondering where to begin? Join MOFGA’s Crops and Conservation Specialist Caleb Goossen for this webinar to learn about everything you need to know before you order seeds for next year’s garden including variety selection, disease-resistant, how much to order, and more!  REGISTRATION

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