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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?

Building an Outdoor Oven

Morning Glory Farm 343 Flat Rd, Bethel, ME

Co-sponsored by Morning Glory Farm and MOFGA.Fee: $160; $130 for MOFGA members. All meals included, as well as optional camping on-site. Other accommodation options are available in nearby Bethel.Learn to build a cob oven at beautiful Morning Glory Farm in Bethel, Maine! Wood fired earth ovens make it possible to bake incredible crusty breads and pizzas …

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$130 – $160

Farmer to Farmer in the Field Johnny’s Selected Seeds Research Farm

Johnny's Selected Seeds Research Farm 184 Foss Hill Road, Albion

Join members of the Johnny’s team on a tour of their Albion farm fields, with discussion to follow. Collin Thompson, the farm manager, will present on the farming practices implemented at Johnny's research farm, with an emphasis on those used to maintain good soil health. Dr. Lindsay Wyatt will discuss her work breeding squash and …

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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

Women’s Chainsaw Safety

Lakes Environmental Association, Bridgton, ME 230 Main St, Bridgton, ME

Lakes Environmental Association, Bridgton, ME 8 a.m.-4 p.m each day $200 | $150 for MOFGA members (All women participants with 2 female and 1 male instructor) Course Details: This introductory two-day in-person field course is suitable for new or beginning chainsaw operators. Topics to be covered include personal protective equipment (PPE), saw operation and maintenance, …

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$150 – $200

Nature’s Colors: Dyeing with Plant Material

This in-person workshop will be held at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center.$75; $60 for MOFGA members (includes silk scarf & printed materials.)Join this hands-on workshop for an introduction to the world of natural dyeing using plant pigments! Indigenous peoples have been dyeing cloth, baskets and other objects for many generations. Many plants and trees growing …

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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

Farmer to Farmer in the Field Pasture Irrigation

368 Thorndike Road Unity 368 Thorndike Road, Unity

Last year, during the drought, Caleb Stoll was among a small handful of livestock producers to buy irrigation systems for their pastures. Join us for a discussion with Caleb, and first hand look, at how pasture irrigation differs from drip irrigation in a vegetable production system, the advantages during drought, and the resiliency it can …

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Free

Logging with Farm Tractors and Forestry Winches

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

Common Ground Education Center, Unity, Maine.$100; $75 MOFGA members.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 …

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$75 – $100

Farm Training Project: Starting Up! Accessing Resources as a Beginning Farmer

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. Abby Sadauckas, field agent for Land For Good and farmer at Apple Creek Farm, will help you brainstorm about your future farm, the land base …

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Free

Farmer to Farmer in the Field Hemp Field Tour and Discussion

Sheepscot General Farm and Store 98 Town House Road, Whitefield, ME

POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 10 Join us on a tour to see how Ben Marcus & Taryn Hammer, of Sheepscot General Farm & Store, grow CBD hemp organically. We will discuss the emerging market of hemp production from marketing strategies including pick your own to general production practices. In addition to the tour, Gary Fish and …

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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

Gather & Grow: Forest Carbon Management with the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust

Crystal Spring Farm 277 Pleasant Hill Rd, Brunswick, ME

Join MOFGA and BTLT for a walk through the woods at Crystal Spring Farm guided by Steve Pellitier, a Certified Wildlife Biologist, Professional Wetland Scientist, and licensed Forester with over 25 years of professional experience to learn about forest management practices centered around carbon. You’ll learn the basics of carbon storage and sequestration, ways that …

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Free
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