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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?

Maine Apple Camp

Pilgrim Lodge 103 Pilgrim Lodge Lane, West Gardiner, ME

Calling all cider makers, orchardists, fruit enthusiasts and apple nerds! Come learn about innovative orcharding methods, identifying and preserving heritage varieties, foraging wild fruit, cider making and lots more. Meet other orchard and apple enthusiasts while spending the weekend on a beautiful lake in Midcoast Maine!Camp will take place in a new location this year: …

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$150 – $400

Small Engine Maintenance and Repair

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

Do you want to take better care of the small engines that you rely on for work? In this workshop we will cover anatomy, tuneups, unflooding and your own questions! Please bring a gasoline-powered 2 stroke unit to practice on and learn more about (trimmer, chainsaw, etc). This workshop will not cover riding mowers, tractors, …

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FREE

Volunteering with MOFGA

Online

Join us for a free webinar!The hour-long discussion will include a comprehensive overview of volunteering with MOFGA, including year-round opportunities, the Common Ground Country Fair and navigating MOFGA's new volunteer website mofga.vomo.orgThere will be time for questions at the end of the presentation. This event is free but requires preregistration. REGISTER HEREQuestion?Email [email protected]

FREE

Logging with Farm Tractors and Forestry Winches

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

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. Please bring a lunch.$100; $75 MOFGA members.REGISTER …

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$75 – $100

So, the Kids Want a Pony…

Online

Join us for this webinar about adding an equine to the homestead!Before you either flat-out refuse, or fully commit to owning an equine, there are lots of important things to consider!  How much acreage does one need to own a horse? Will they really need access to hay year round? Aren't they prone to intestinal …

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free

Seed Trialing with FEDCO Seeds

Foxfire Farm 1109 Jones Rd, Palermo, ME

Join Fedco Seeds and Foxfire Farm to learn about seed saving and integrating seed trialing into your farm business. This will be a good opportunity for vegetable growers to compare and contrast different varieties over a wide range of crops. Foxfire Farm is a small-scale, diversified farm in Palermo, committed to growing healthy and nutritious …

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FREE

Mycology Outside

Presented by The Ecology School, North Spore and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. This event is priced on a scale from $335-$495. View the full schedule here. Our second annual weekend full of all things mushrooms! Intended for mushroom enthusiasts from beginner to intermediate. This event will take place at River Bend Farm in Saco, Maine. …

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Farmer to Farmer in the Field: Soil Health Series – Dealing with Tarping

Online

Co-sponsored with MFT, UMaine Extension, Wolfe's Neck Center and MDACF.Join us virtually to hear from our farmer panel on how they deal with using tarps on their farm. Then engage in an active discussion amongst all participating farmers. We will delve into how to move tarps efficiently and effectively and much more!REGISTER HERE.Farmer to Farmer …

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FREE

Starting Your Farm

Online

Finding a place and resources to farm can be a huge challenge. Whether you’re working as a farmhand, manager or apprentice, it is never too soon to consider your options. Maine’s field agent for Land For Good and Bo Dennis, the Beginning Farmer Specialist at MOFGA, will help you brainstorm about your future farm, the …

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FREE

The Common Ground Country Fair

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

The Common Ground Country Fair will be in-person at MOFGA’s Common Ground Education Center in Unity, Maine on September 23, 24, and 25, 2022. 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 …

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Introduction to Portable Sawmilling

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

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 hardwood and pine logs harvested from the MOFGA woodlot.Please note: Though the course will be taught using a fully-hydraulic Woodmizer mill, the …

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$75 – $100
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