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?

Produce Food Safety Training Course

Online

Produce farmers are food handlers! Let’s do it safely and cost-effectively.A practical, systems-based training, designed by farmers for farmers, to develop and implement scale-appropriate food safety plans. In this six week online class, farmers are guided through the process of performing food safety risk assessments of their farm operations. They identify changes they wish to […]

FREE

Winter Financial Series: Planning for Long-term Success

Online

These sessions are free and designed for established farmers. Parts of these sessions are open to all, while our Maine Farm Resilience Program (MFRP) participants will have additional session time with our presenters after the presentations. Most sessions are virtual and can be signed up for individually or as a whole. Open to All: 9 […]

FREE

Livestock Birth: Lambing & Kidding

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

This workshop is being offered at MOFGA's Education Center in Unity, Maine.Lambing or kidding tends to be a stressful time, especially for people who are new to raising sheep or goats. These animals tend to have multiple offspring and are small in stature, which tends to put some sheep and goat owners on edge leading […]

$15 – $35

Gardening Q&A

Online

Join us for our first gardening Q&A of the year!  Whether you've been gardening for decades or you're planning your very first garden this year, we hope you'll bring your questions to this casual conversation.  Popular topics often include pest management, soil health, growing tips and more. We hope to see you there!REGISTER HEREQuestions? Email […]

FREE

Felting Sheep with Felted Acorns

The Maine Organic Marketplace 55 Main St., Freeport, ME, United States

Join Isabel Stearns, the fiber artist behind The Felted Acorns, for a hands-on needle felting workshop! This class will be held in a small group setting (limit: 12 people) inside MOFGA’s store, the Maine Organic Marketplace, in Freeport, Maine. At this workshop you'll be introduced to the basic techniques involved in needle felting. Together we […]

$55 – $60

Winter Financial Series: On Farm Communication

Online

These sessions are free and designed for established farmers. Parts of these sessions are open to all, while our Maine Farm Resilience Program (MFRP) participants will have additional session time with our presenters after the presentations. Most sessions are virtual and can be signed up for individually or as a whole. Open to All: 9 […]

FREE

Thirteen Maine Apples with John Bunker

The Maine Organic Marketplace 55 Main St., Freeport, ME, United States

Join author, artist and apple historian John Bunker to learn about the history and story behind the apples of MOFGA’s 2023 calendar. The calendar features Bunker’s art, with each month highlighting a different apple variety. Bunker has been working for over 40 years to identify and catalog Maine’s historic apple varieties. Participants will have the […]

Free – $20

Flowers for Cutting in the Home Garden

This class is being offered online. Come dream about summer flowers with us! Carole Mapes, owner of Flywheel Flowers, will be instructing this introduction to growing cut flowers. This webinar is aimed at gardeners who want to grow more flowers specifically for harvesting & displaying indoors. This webinar also may be of interest to those in […]

Free – $20

Soil Steaming Workshop

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

Andre Cantelmo of Heron Pond Farm will discuss the process and benefits of soil steaming for specialty crop producers. Join as he demonstrates how to operate his Sioux low pressure steam generator to address weed and disease issues on one of the high tunnels used for research at Johnny's Selected Seeds. Lunch will be provided […]

FREE

Making White Pine Salve

The Maine Organic Marketplace 55 Main St., Freeport, ME, United States

Are your hands chapped and dry from the winter cold? Join Emily Springer from Infusion Herb Company in the cozy Maine Organic Marketplace and learn how to make a hand saving skin salve from white pine needles and resin. This is a hands on workshop and participants will go home with a handout and their own hand […]

$30 – $35

Propagating & Sowing Native Edible Plants

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens 105 Botanical Gardens Drive, Boothbay, United States

Co-hosted by Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and MOFGA. This workshop will be held in Boothbay at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.With demand for native plants increasing, there are plenty of reasons and opportunities to incorporate them into your professional practice, nursery business or landscape projects. This hands-on workshop with Leo Kenney from Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary and […]

$60 – $75

Livestock Q&A

Online

Are you wondering how to raise rabbits outside? What kind of fencing to use in rotating some sheep through pasture? The best way to expand your flock of laying hens, deal with a sick goat or start milking a family cow?If so, log into this FREE webinar with MOFGA's Livestock & Dairy Specialist, Jack Martinez-Perkins, […]

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