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

Farm Training Project: Diversified Vegetable Production

Dooryard Farm 208 Mechanic St, Camden, ME

MOFGA’s Farm Training Project (FTP) workshops are designed for apprentices, Journeypeople, farmworkers and other beginning farmers. They follow an informal format including a farm tour and conversation on the topic of the day. All events are free but require registration.Kickoff the season with a tour of a diversified vegetable farm to see various infrastructure and […]

FREE

BIPOC Farmworker May Day – Southern Maine

Join us for the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ Farmworker May Days happening on May 19 (LGBTQ+ in Midcoast Maine) and May 26 (BIPOC in Southern Maine)! Over these days, BIPOC and LGBTQ+ farmworkers will build confidence in safety skills, get excited for the farm season and feel connected to identity based community. Workshops include power tool and tractor […]

FREE

Farm Training Project: Livestock Handling and Animal Health

Misty Brook Farm 156 Bog Rd., Albion, ME, United States

MOFGA’s Farm Training Project (FTP) workshops are designed for apprentices, Journeypeople, farmworkers and other beginning farmers. They follow an informal format including a farm tour and conversation on the topic of the day. All events are free but require registration.Knowing proper handling and first-aid techniques can save lots of money and grief when raising livestock […]

FREE

Family & Farming at Hall Brook Farm

Hall Brook Farm 34 Berry Rd, Thorndike, ME, United States

Come join us for an open, comfortable and facilitated space for parents who farm. Hear from others who know the juggle and the struggle. We will hear about things that have worked... and some epic fails. Division of labor will be a focus topic of the evening. How might roles shift year to year and […]

FREE

Summer Pruning Workshop

College of the Atlantic

*Registration is free for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) community members, as well as those enrolled in MOFGA's Journeyperson program. Scholarships are also available here.Learn all about summer fruit tree pruning in this new workshop lead by Edgar Evenkeel! While pruning is generally done while trees are dormant, summer pruning can be a […]

$30 – $60

Low Intervention Fruit Tree Care

Online

In this online workshop, orchardist Edgar Evenkeel will teach participants how to care for fruit trees through low-intervention techniques. These include fertilizing, mulching, irrigation, scouting & trapping. Edgar will discuss ways to take care of fruit trees without spraying pesticides to grow healthy trees with bountiful fruits. Questions? Concatct [email protected] REGISTER HERE

Free – $25

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

Backyard Chickens Workshop

Albion

Are you finally getting that backyard chicken flock you've long dreamed of? Join us for this introductory workshop on keeping backyard chickens, with MOFGA's Organic Dairy & Livestock Specialist, Jacki Martinez Perkins. This workshop will cover topics such as: the basics of chicken care over the seasons; site preparation; and troubleshooting common issues. Participants will […]

Free – $25

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

Building a Backyard Oven

Patch Farm Denmark, ME

*This sliding scale registration is designed to make attendance as accessible as possible to people with different financial resources, while also ensuring that costs are covered. The recommended price is $190 for MOFGA members; $210 for non-members. Registration is free for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) community members and those enrolled in the […]

$150 – $250

Farm Training Project: Safe Labor Movement

Tender Soles Farm 453 Main St, Richmond, ME

MOFGA’s Farm Training Project (FTP) workshops are designed for apprentices, Journeypeople, farmworkers and other beginning farmers. They follow an informal format including a farm tour and conversation on the topic of the day. All events are free but require registration.This workshop will focus on body mechanics and movement patterns to help avoid potential work related […]

FREE

Beekeeping Through the Seasons

Online

*This is the fourth in a series of 9 classes. Registration price covers the whole series. **Registration is free for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) community members and participants in the MOFGA Journeyperson Program. Join Master Beekeeper Karen Thurlow for our first-ever foray into beekeeping through the seasons. From getting hives going in […]

$100 – $275
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