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?

Pupusa Making Workshop: A Fundraiser for the El Salvador Sistering Committee

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

This event is a fundraiser for the El Salvador Sistering Committee; co-sponsored by the Maine Grain Alliance.Pupusas — corn-based flatbreads stuffed with cheese, beans, meat or other ingredients — are a traditional and much-loved food in El Salvador. The word “pupusa” may derive from native Central American Nawat words meaning “fluffy,” “fluffy thing” or “puffy.” […]

$50 – $90

Beekeeping Through the Seasons

Online

*This is the second 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

Raised Bed Gardening

Online

For many of us, gardening is something that happens in small spaces. Raised beds can boast abundance, and are often a more accessible form of gardening for renters or folks with limited space. At the same time, they can also require a bit of advanced planning to get started! In this webinar, Dr. Mariam Taleb […]

Free – $25

2024 Pasture/Hayland Fertility Farm Tour

Sweetland Farm 29 Bessey Ridge Rd, Albion, ME

Matt Dow of Sweetland Farm in Albion has worked extensively on land he purchased in 2017 to boost fertility and increase yields. Faced with challenging markets, and the costs of starting a dairy, Dow has worked to find cost-effective ways to achieve his land fertility goals. Please join us for a field walk and conversation […]

FREE

Mushroom Log Inoculation

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

*Free for Journeyperson program participants and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). Scholarship application for anyone interested is available here. Mushrooms are a delicious addition to almost any garden, homestead, woodlot, or farm. In this workshop, learn how to select mushroom logs and varieties, with a specific focus on shiitakes; design an appropriate site for growing […]

$45 – $75

Adding Herbs to your Crop Plan

Online

This event is hosted by Meeting House Farm.Most medicinal herbs are grown in Europe or Asia Pacific which means that U.S. farmers are missing a HUGE opportunity to provide local herbal medicine to our community. Join us for "Adding Herbs to Your Crop Plan" on April 24 from 4-5:30 p.m. to learn which herbs grows […]

FREE

Earth Day Workday

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

Join us to celebrate (belated) Earth Day with a spring cleanup at MOFGA’s Common Ground Education Center in Unity, Maine, on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.We’ll spend time tidying the grounds to get ready for the upcoming growing season and events we'll be hosting. Tasks include raking, garden bed prep, working […]

Topworking Workshop

Coastal Rivers Education Center

*Free for Journeyperson program participants and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). Scholarship application for anyone interested is available here.Learn to topwork (graft) new disease-resistant, cider, dessert or heritage varieties onto your existing trees! Topworking is the type of grafting that is done when you have an established tree and you’d like it to produce a different […]

$30 – $60

Vernal Pools and Forest Management

*Registration is free for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) community members, as well as members of the MOFGA Journeyperson program. Join us on April 28th from 10am to 2pm for a vernal pool field day with Joe Roy, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's Private Lands Wildlife Biologist! We will begin the day […]

$10 – $50

Gardening Q&A

Online

We hope you'll join us for our next Gardening Q&A!  Whether you've been gardening for decades or you're daydreaming about starting your first garden this year (or somewhere in between), these informal Zoom conversations are a chance to discuss whatever gardening topics are on your mind. Bring your questions for a casual conversation and a […]

Free

Artificial Insemination

78 Blackstone Rd 78 Blackstone Rd., Perham, Maine

Being able to diversify the genetics of your herd can be an important asset when working with cattle. However, the lack of contract artificial insemination technicians in Maine means that qualified breeders are often geographically out of reach for most people. Learning to perform artificial insemination can be a step in maintaining your farm’s biosecurity, […]

FREE

Climate Cafe – Norway

The Center for an Ecology-Based Economy 447 Main St, Norway, Maine

MOFGA's Climate Cafe is a series of in-person events that will take place around the state inviting farmers and farmworkers to connect over climate concerns, share adaptation strategies and strengthen our networks of support.This Cafe will take place at the Center for an Ecology-Based Economy. Moderated discussion will be informal and spontaneous, guided by participants' […]

FREE

Wood Banks & Fuel Poverty in Maine

Hybrid: MOFGA Library & Zoom 294 Crosby Brook Rd, Unity, ME

Join us for a panel presentation featuring wood bank leaders from around the state of Maine who will share their stories of organizing and running wood banks. Sharing similarities with food pantries, wood banks provide firewood to neighbors facing heating insecurity and have a long standing in Maine. Recent federal funding and ever-increasing demand has tripled […]

Free – $20

Beekeeping Through the Seasons

Online

*This is the third 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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