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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?

The Business of Horse Logging

Online

The Business of Horse LoggingMay 8, Saturday, 6-7:30 p.m. Online.$15; $10 for MOFGA and DAPNET membersJoin our teamster roundtable, where we’ll explore the economics of commercial horse logging. Our panel of experienced practitioners will discuss the business of cutting trees, and how they have created unique models to remain viable in an increasingly mechanized, production-focused …

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$10 – $15

Orcharding 101

A Three Part Workshop with Michael Phillips on April 25, May 2 and May 9Cost: Sliding Scale, $30-$80, for all three sessions.Free for MOFGA Journeyperson program participants, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and veterans.Scholarships are also available - anyone can apply here.REGISTER HEREMichael Phillips, author of The Apple Grower and The Holistic Orchard, will lead …

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Introduction to Crop Production

Online

MOFGA’s Farm Training Project (FTP) workshops are designed for apprentices, farmworkers and beginning farmers. They follow an informal format, usually beginning with a farm tour followed by a presentation on the topic of the day. Introduction to Crop Production Wednesday, May 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m., on ZoomJoin MOFGA’s Crop Specialist Caleb Goossen and Dickey Hill Farm for …

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Free

Low Intervention Fruit Tree Care

Online

Join CJ Walke, MOFGA's Agricultural Specialist for Downeast Maine, for a short online presentation about growing great organic fruit with little intervention and no spraying. Aimed at beginner and backyard fruit growers. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A period - so bring all your questions about growing fruit trees! This session is directed at beginners …

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Free – $25

Holistic Practices at the Heritage Orchard

Online

Join MOFGA's Orchard Coordinator, Laura Sieger, for an online presentation about the holistic approaches to orchard care that she and others use at the Maine Heritage Orchard in Unity. These techniques involve the use of organic sprays and amendments, and these approaches are generally a bit more intensive than low-intervention approaches. This session is aimed …

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Free – $25

Introduction to Forestry

Whitney Woodlot, Gray Gray

June 12 – Saturday, Two identical Sessions 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1:00-4:30 p.m. Whitney Woodlot, Gray. $25/$20 MOFGA and MWO Members  This half-day field course taught by foresters, soil scientists, and experienced landowners, serves as a great introduction to the basics of forest ecology and active stewardship. While touring a recently harvested woodlot owned by …

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$20 – $25

Introduction to Forestry

Whitney Woodlot, Gray Gray

June 12 – Saturday, Two identical Sessions 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1:00-4:30 p.m. Whitney Woodlot, Gray. $25/$20 MOFGA and MWO Members  This half-day field course taught by foresters, soil scientists, and experienced landowners, serves as a great introduction to the basics of forest ecology and active stewardship. While touring a recently harvested woodlot owned by …

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$20 – $25

Preventing and Addressing Plant Diseases in the Garden

Online

Join MOFGA's Crop Specialist Caleb Goossen for a discussion on plant disease in the garden. Caleb will start by sharing strategies used to minimize the presence of disease from the outset. But we all know that sometimes diseases show up anyway, despite our best efforts or during particularly challenging growing seasons. So Caleb will also discuss what …

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Free – $10

Introduction to Worm Composting

Online

This event is free (Donation optional.)Composting transforms food waste from our kitchens into a substance (compost!) with a full spectrum of nutrients, lots of organic matter, and microorganisms that benefit soil. Adding compost to our gardens has many benefits, from improving soil structure to helping it retain water. It's a gardener's best friend! Indoor composting …

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Free

Adding a Family Milk Cow

Online

Free. (Donation optional.)Cows are incredible creatures and might fit in perfectly on your homestead, providing you and your family with high quality, delicious milk for making butter, ice cream, yogurt and more. But it's important to be prepared for what a milking cow requires from you before you take the plunge.Join Jacki Martinez Perkins of MOFGA for this …

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free

Dehydrating Garden Produce

Online

Food dehydration is a simple technique that involves removing water in foods in order to preserve them. However, it also concentrates flavor and results in tasty foods that can be eaten by themselves or used in all kinds of recipes! Dried foods are also nutritious, lightweight, and easy to store and use.Learn best practices for …

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Free – $10
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