Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Resources for Gardeners

Resources for Gardeners

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

A Monthly Webinar Series


We want to help you grow a beautiful garden full of nutritious vegetables this summer! It’s the perfect time to start a new vegetable garden or expand one you already have. Whether you have a tiny balcony or a huge field, you can grow a lot of fresh vegetables this summer! We’d encourage you to grow some extra rows of produce to donate to your local food pantry or share with your neighbors!

Join MOFGA and our friends and partners to delve into a new topic each month. Our goal is to help you prepare for what’s to come each month and answer questions about whatever you’re doing in the garden at that moment. Please email [email protected] with questions.

All webinars are FREE. Please register in advance – you will be emailed the meeting link.

Building a New Raised Bed Garden – April 30
Recording available on MOFGA's YouTube channel

Rowen Gorman, Community Agriculture Program Coordinator with Cultivating Community, walks us through the methods they use in Portland’s Community Gardens to build incredibly fertile gardens using mostly free materials.


Planning Your Garden
May 14 – Thursday, 5 p.m.

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Dan Huisjen will talk about how to figure out what – and how much – to plant in your garden. Trying to figure out how to make the most of your small space? Wondering what seedlings to buy and what to plant from seed? Curious how late you can plant certain crops, or how to have fresh greens ready all summer long? Join us and bring all your questions about planting!


Getting Ahead of the Pests
May 28 – Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

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Join Caleb Goossen, MOFGA's organic crop specialist, to get help figuring out how to prevent pest problems before they arrive – or, if that doesn’t work, deal with those pests using organically-approved methods before they get out of control. Caleb will talk about how to exclude pests from your garden, how to figure out what is eating your tomatoes or brussels sprouts, and what to do about it.


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