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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?

2021 Farmer to Farmer Conference

Online

November 1-5, 2021, Monday, Wednesday and FridayVirtual Zoom SessionsNovember 6, 2021, SaturdayVirtual Zoom Intensive: Carbon Farming, aka Soil Carbon Sequestration November 7, 2021, SundayIn-Person Farm Tours and GatheringsAbout the ConferenceMOFGA’s Farmer to Farmer Conference is known for its intimacy, in-depth treatment of topics and profound discussions. The conference offerings are based on the idea that farmers …

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Free – $80

“The Organic Farming Revolution” Book Launch at the PMA

Portland Museum of Art 7 Congress Square, Portland, ME

The organic farming revolution that has swept the country over the past decades can trace much of its origins to the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, which is celebrating fifty years in 2021. Reviewing the journey in organic farming of the past half-century and looking forward to new challenges and opportunities, The Organic Farming …

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Free

Heritage Orchard Bulb Planting Workday

Maine Heritage Orchard 85 Crosby Brook Rd, Unity, ME

We will be preparing perennial beds and planting bulbs in the Maine Heritage Orchard. Please bring: lunch, water bottle, shovel, work gloves, mask, wheelbarrow (if you have one), knee pads and bulb planting tool or other trowel. We will have extra tools to use if you don't bring your own! ***Please note- masks are required …

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Free

Braiding Garlic

The Maine Organic Marketplace 55 Main st, Freeport

$65 general admisssion; $55 for MOFGA membersBraiding is a great way to prepare garlic to be stored all winter long, hanging from the rafters in your kitchen where you can use it daily. We're excited to host Carole Mapes of Flywheel Flowers who will be teaching us how to braid (and decorate) home grown soft …

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$55 – $65

Wreath Making Workshop

The Maine Organic Marketplace 55 Main st, Freeport

Make Your Own Festive Wreath with organic balsam fir greens!Join Celebration Tree Farm & Wellness Center to learn how to make your own wreath. We'll provide organic balsam fir greens harvested from the forest in Durham, along with dried flowers from Wolfes Neck Farm, pine cones, and ribbons. You'll leave with your own beautiful handmade …

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$50

Kitchen Licensing Workshop

Online

Online. $25; $15 for MOFGA members; free for those in MOFGA's Journeyperson program, veterans & BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color) participants. MOFGA's Kitchen Licensing workshop is back for our winter workshop! This workshop is designed for farmers and aspiring small business operators interested in food processing for resale.  We will begin with presentations from Beth Calder of UMaine Cooperative …

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$15 – $25

Wreath Making Workshop

The Maine Organic Marketplace 55 Main st, Freeport

Make Your Own Festive Wreath with organic balsam fir greens!Join Celebration Tree Farm & Wellness Center to learn how to make your own wreath. We’ll provide organic balsam fir greens harvested from the forest in Durham, along with dried flowers from Wolfes Neck Farm, pine cones, and ribbons. You’ll leave with your own beautiful handmade …

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$50

Decolonization Training for Farmers

Online

This is a 3 day training (December 6, 8 and 10 from 9 am - 12 pm each day) led by Wabanaki REACH for farmers. This training is offered on a sliding scale from $0-$50, with a suggested registration fee of $30. The training will cover past and current experiences of Wabanaki tribal communities, explorations …

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Free – $50

Forestry for Maine Birds

Online

This is an online event.Join Sally Stockwell of Maine Audubon and Allyssa Gregory from the Maine Forest Service for a presentation on how to manage your woodland to enhance habitat for birds and other wildlife. We will discuss the importance of Maine forestlands for breeding birds, brook trout, and other wildlife; introduce you to 20 priority birds and …

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Free – $15

Lessons From the Pandemic: Maine’s local food system during Covid 19

Online

What lessons can we learn from the pandemic that will help us better support Maine’s farmers and local food system?In 2021, CDI, CEI, MFT and MOFGA joined forces to survey how Maine’s food system is being impacted by COVID-19. While the pandemic is not yet over, and it’s too soon to draw conclusions about long-term …

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Free

Producer Meeting: No-Till Production on Heavy Cover Crop Residue

Online

Ryan Fitzbeauchamp of Evening Song Farm in Shrewsbury, VT will share their farm's experience integrating high residue no-till production into their farm's four acres of cropped land. This approach has helped Evening Song Farm reduce risk of erosion, grow more high-residue cover crops, improve soil structure, and effectively manage annual weeds. Ryan will share a …

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Free
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