Calendar

The following is a list of events taking place around the country – and the world!

Most of the events are organized or co-sponsored by MOFGA but other events are listed as well.
Visit the MOFGA Events page. Interested in giving a workshop for MOFGA?

Assisted Migration of Maine’s Forests: Insights from Experimental Planting Studies in Maine

MOFGA's Education Center 294 Crosby Brook Rd, Unity, ME, United States

*Registration is free for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) community members, as well as members of the MOFGA Journeyperson program.  In this session, Dr. Jay Wason and two of his current graduate students, Laura Pinover and Emily MacDonald, will discuss how their recent and ongoing research efforts are helping us understand how forest […]

$5 – $20

Open-to-all Chainsaw Safety Training

MOFGA's Education Center 294 Crosby Brook Rd, Unity, ME, United States

Learn safe chainsaw operation in these one-and-a-half-day courses. We’ll cover personal protective equipment (PPE) and chainsaw selection, and practice safe handling and open-face bore cutting techniques with instructor supervision. Designed for beginners.REGISTER HERELearn more about MOFGA's chainsaw courses here!$240 general admission and $190 for MOFGA and Midcoast Conservancy members.Questions? Email [email protected]

$190 – $240

Environmental Ethics in Running a Logging Business

Online

Join us for a discussion with Katrina Amaral of Timberdoodle Farm to learn about logging for long-term sustainable land management while farming, what to consider for stand health and diversity, and Timberdoodle's environmental ethic.REGISTER HERETimberdoodle Farm is a specialty logging & sawmill business based in Strafford, New Hampshire. Owners Miles and Katrina Amaral began custom […]

Free – $20

Conservation in Action: NRCS and Extension Outreach Series

McDougal Orchard 201 Hanson Ridge Road, Springvale, Maine

Are you interested in climate adaptation and mitigation projects on your farm or forest land? The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides technical and financial assistance to plan and implement conservation work. Come visit a farm that has completed a conservation plan with NRCS, and learn about the process and outcomes. This is also an […]

FREE

Logging with Farm Tractors & Forestry Winches

MOFGA's Education Center 294 Crosby Brook Rd, Unity, ME, United States

Learn the basic skills needed to safely use a winch-equipped farm tractor in the woods. This beginner-level course will cover basic tractor and winch operation, building hitches, skid trail layout, landing management and techniques to limit residual stand damage. The course will not include hands-on tree felling instruction. REGISTER HERE *This sliding scale registration is […]

$50 – $100

Natural Dyeing: Forest & Field

MOFGA's Education Center 294 Crosby Brook Rd, Unity, ME, United States

*This event is free for participants in MOFGA's Journeyperson program, as well as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) community members.Learn to dye fabrics with  locally foraged plant materials in this introductory natural dyeing workshop, open to new and experienced dyers alike. Participants will tie-dye cotton bandanas with goldenrod and experiment with wool yarn […]

$50 – $80

Sustainable Forest Foraging

Join the Low-Impact Forestry program as we learn from Sarah Robinson from Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District and Dustin Small from Bissel Brothers Three Rivers about identifying and sustainably harvesting forest foods. Together, they will teach us about common edible plants found in Maine's forests - right here in Unity at the MOFGA campus.Please bring […]

$30 – $60

Ecology of Grief: Mourning and Celebrating Changing Forests

MOFGA's Education Center 294 Crosby Brook Rd, Unity, ME, United States

Join MOFGA as we are guided by Elizabeth Grey and Alice Hotopp through a morning exploration of the Ecology of Grief. Ecological grief is the sense of loss that accompanies bearing witness to the changing landscape as a result of climate change and environmental destruction. As a landowner, the forest is not an abstract idea, but […]

$50 – $125

The Common Ground Country Fair

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association 294 Crosby Brook Rd., Unity, ME, United States

The Common Ground Country Fair will be held at MOFGA’s Common Ground Education Center in Unity, Maine on September 20, 21, and 22, 2024. MOFGA’s annual celebration of rural living features 1000+ exhibitors and speakers, and emphasizes vibrant communities, sustainable living and local economies, while highlighting organic agriculture. Learn more here.Advance tickets are on sale […]

$12 – $20

Introduction to Bandsaw Milling

MOFGA's Education Center 294 Crosby Brook Rd, Unity, ME, United States

*Registration is free for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) community members and MOFGA Journeypersons.Join professional sawyer Nick Zandstra for a hands-on opportunity to learn about portable bandsaw mills. The course will cover basic mill operation, mill yard layout and techniques to maximize lumber quality while milling logs harvested from the MOFGA woodlot. Please […]

$50 – $100

Forest Stream Crossings & Restoration

Gorman Chairback Lodge & Nearby Stream Crossings 1 Chairback Road T7 R9, Greenville, ME

Join MOFGA's Low-Impact Forestry program for a visit to Appalachian Mountain Club's (AMC) land near Katahdin Iron Works for a chance to learn about their stream restoration work. We will hear from their foresters as well as scientists from the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC). The workshop will begin with indoor presentations […]

$10 – $40

Open-to-all Chainsaw Safety Training

MOFGA's Education Center 294 Crosby Brook Rd, Unity, ME, United States

Learn safe chainsaw operation in these one-and-a-half-day courses. We’ll cover personal protective equipment (PPE) and chainsaw selection, and practice safe handling and open-face bore cutting techniques with instructor supervision. Designed for beginners. REGISTER HERE Registration is $240 general admission and $190 for MOFGA and Midcoast Conservancy members. Learn more about MOFGA's chainsaw courses on our […]

$190 – $240
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