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?

Journeyperson Program Information Session

January 20, 2021. 4:00-5:00 p.m. Interested in the Journeyperson Program, MOFGA's 2 year program to support beginning farm businesses? Please join us for to learn more and see if now is the right time for you to apply. Register Here.

Free

Gardening Q&A

Online

January 27, 2021 – 7 p.m. On Zoom!   Already planning your 2021 garden? We're hosting our first Gardening Q&A session of the year on January 27 at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Whether you're a new gardener or an experienced one, join us for an informal conversation that can cover anything from soil health to …

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Beginner Beekeeping Webinar

Online

An online workshop in two parts   January 31 (Sunday) and February 7 (Sunday, 2021 – 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Online. Fee: $50; $40 for MOFGA members.   Scholarships available; application form here. Deadline for scholarship applications is Sunday, January 17. Join Master Beekeeper Karen Thurlow for two introductory webinars to help you get …

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$40 – $50

Beginner Beekeeping Webinar

Online

An online workshop in two parts   January 31 (Sunday) and February 7 (Sunday, 2021 – 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Online. Fee: $50; $40 for MOFGA members.   Scholarships available; application form here. Deadline for scholarship applications is Sunday, January 17. Join Master Beekeeper Karen Thurlow for two introductory webinars to help you get …

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$40 – $50

Timber Stand Improvement Projects: Increasing Value and Health in your Woodlot

Online

  February 8, 2020 – Monday, 6 to 7:30 p.m. $10 $5 for MOFGA members.   Join this webinar to learn about hands-on work you can do to increase forest health, wildlife habitat, and financial value in your forest. The event will feature a video of Forester Mike Richard and Land Steward Tim Libby demonstrating …

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$5 – $10

Growing Seedlings Indoors

Online

Part of our Vegetable Gardening webinar series Some vegetables should always be planted outside in the ground, directly from seed (like carrots & radishes). But in our climate, other vegetables - like tomatoes, onions and Brussels sprouts - should be planted in pots or trays indoors, before the weather outside has warmed up. With a …

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Free

Making Herbal Salve

Online

This workshop is being held in two parts. Part 1 will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 3:00 - 4:00 pm Part 2 will be held on Thursday, March 4, 3:00 - 4:00 pm If you would like to expand your herb garden this summer and begin processing your herbs and flowers into effective & …

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Free – $30

Fermentation for Beginners

Online

  February 21, 2021 – Sunday, 3 to 4:15 p.m., Online. Fee: Sliding scale, $0-$25.   Fermentation is one of the oldest and best known ways to preserve food. Not only does it expand the storage life of produce, making locally grown or home-grown food accessible in winter, but it also enhances flavor and boosts …

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Free – $25

Pruning Fruit Trees

Various

4 Locations: Unity, Blue Hill, Lubec and Pownal. On March 27th, this workshop will also be offered in Patten - see listing here. Fee: $35; $25 for MOFGA members Learn to prune fruit trees to encourage vigorous growth, heavy fruit set and quality fruit yield. Collection and storage of scionwood will also be discussed. This …

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$25 – $35

Bringing Back an Old Orchard

Various

Fee: $35; $25 for MOFGA members. Location: Dixmont, as well as a second location TBA. Instructors will employ various methods to demonstrate proper pruning of trees that have been unmanaged. This class differs from our pruning classes in that the trees we will be working with are older and have not been pruned in a …

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$25 – $35

Pruning Fruit Trees – Patten

Patten, Maine

Fee: $35; $25 for MOFGA members Learn to prune fruit trees to encourage vigorous growth, heavy fruit set and quality fruit yield. Collection and storage of scionwood will also be discussed. This workshop is appropriate for those who haven't pruned fruit trees before, or those who have just a little experience. Instructors will discuss basic …

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$25 – $35
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