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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?

Gather & Grow Tour: Laura’s orchard, herb garden and more

Dixmont ME

Laura is a longtime MOFGA member, and at her homestead in Dixmont she manages her small, young orchard organically.  On this tour, we'll explore the orchard as well as her gardens - a vegetable patch and an herb garden which focuses on both culinary uses and pollinators.Her homestead includes a small woodlot with nearby wetlands.  Join …

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Free

Gather and Grow: Tour Dawn’s Front Yard Garden

Dawn's Front Yard Portland, ME

THIS EVENT IS FULLAfter gardening for 20+ years in the woods of central Maine, Dawn moved south to Portland, where she is now growing under an entirely new set of conditions. For the past four years, she has been designing and growing an integrated vegetable and flower garden in her urban front yard. Inspired by Rosamund …

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Free

Gather and Grow: Tour Jesse’s Permaculture Gardens

Midcoast Permaculture Rockland, ME

Join us for a tour of a permaculture homestead designed and built by Jesse Watson of Midcoast Permaculture Design. Jesse's tour will highlight the joys of eating wild meadow plants, his pollinator gardens, water catchment systems and the aesthetic of woodland and meadow ecosystems that he evokes in his spaces. We'll also take a look …

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Free

August Gardening Q & A

Online

Online How is your garden growing this season? If you have questions about anything you're noticing in your garden, we'd be happy to help answer them at this Gardening Q&A! Free and open to everyone whether you're just starting your first garden or you've been gardening for years, we'll cover whatever topics are on your …

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Free

Organic Lawn and Land care

Online

Co-hosted by MOFGA and the South Portland Land Trust.Do you want to improve the health of your lawn and gardens organically, but don't know where to start? This webinar is for you! Learn the basics of organic lawn and landscape management from organic landscaping professional Chip Osborne.  He'll explain how to build healthy, living soil …

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Free

Mycology Outside

Riverbend Farm Saco, Maine

Presented by The Ecology School, North Spore and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association.Join us for Mycology Outside, a weekend of learning all about mushrooms! This event will take place at River Bend Farm, home of The Ecology School, in Saco, Maine. Workshops will include guided foraging walks, chef-led cooking classes, cultivation workshops and …

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$300

Braiding Garlic

The Maine Organic Marketplace 55 Main St., Freeport, ME

$65 general admisssion; $55 for MOFGA membersBraiding is a great way to prepare garlic to be stored all winter long, hanging from the rafters in your kitchen where you can use it daily. We're excited to host Carole Mapes of Flywheel Flowers who will be teaching us how to braid (and decorate) home grown soft …

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$55 – $65

Produce Farmers Are Food Handlers

Online

Produce Farmers Are Food Handlers! Let’s do it safely and effectively.Whether your primary goal is to establish or improve produce safety practices on your farm or to pass a food safety audit, a written food safety plan is a critical and helpful business tool. A food safety plan, written specifically for your farm, provides a …

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Free – $10

Reflections on Homesteading in Maine

Online

In partnership with Curtis Memorial Library, the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association is celebrating the recent release of its 50th anniversary book, “The Organic Farming Revolution: Past, Present and Future.” Join us for Reflections on Homesteading in Maine, an evening with contributing writers Karyn Lie-Nielsen and Kirsten Lie-Nielsen. Facilitated by MOFGA’s executive director, Sarah …

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Free

Produce Farmers Are Food Handlers

Online

Produce Farmers Are Food Handlers! Let’s do it safely and effectively.Whether your primary goal is to establish or improve produce safety practices on your farm or to pass a food safety audit, a written food safety plan is a critical and helpful business tool. A food safety plan, written specifically for your farm, provides a …

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Free – $10

Produce Farmers Are Food Handlers

Online

Produce Farmers Are Food Handlers! Let’s do it safely and effectively.Whether your primary goal is to establish or improve produce safety practices on your farm or to pass a food safety audit, a written food safety plan is a critical and helpful business tool. A food safety plan, written specifically for your farm, provides a …

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Free – $10
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