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?

Milk with Dignity at South Paw Farm

South Paw Farm 355 Greeley Rd, Freedom

Join MOFGA at South Paw Farm on April 11 at 6pm for the Milk with Dignity campaign as part of Migrant Justice. No registration needed, come to learn and stay for a potluck. Immigrant dairy workers are traveling across the northeast this spring to connect with supporters and take action for Milk with Dignity. Farmworker […]

FREE

Grafting Workshop (online)

Online

Join us online to learn to reproduce your favorite fruit tree varieties! Bench grafting is a very cost-effective way to create (graft) new small trees for planting. Instructor Matt Kaminsky will explain why to graft and will walk you through the correct technique for whip & tongue grafting, and will also demonstrate several other methods. […]

$15 – $25

Grow Your Own Apothecary

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

Learn how to grow a garden of beautiful & medicinal plants that can be used to care for yourself and your family. Emily Springer of Meeting House Herb Farm in Scarborough, Maine, presents a workshop on how plants have been used for centuries in home apothecaries, and offers tips on how you can establish your […]

$20 – $25

Gardening Q&A

Online

Join us for a Gardening Q&A! 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. We’ll meet on Zoom and talk about whatever gardening related queries are on your mind. Popular topics often include pest management, soil health, growing […]

FREE

Raising Backyard Broilers

Online

Many backyard gardeners & homesteaders begin with livestock by getting laying hens. Another great starting place with livestock animals can be broilers - chickens being raised specifically for meat. Broilers are small and easy to handle, they stay on your farm for just a short period of time, and start-up costs can be pretty low. […]

Free – $15

Earth Day Workday

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

Join us to celebrate Earth Day with a spring cleanup at MOFGA’s Common Ground Education Center in Unity on Saturday, April 22, 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, cleaning out garden beds, digging up […]

Grafting Fruit Trees (in-person)

South Portland Recreation Center 21 Nelson Rd, South Portland, ME

This class is being offered in South Portland in partnership with the South Portland Land Trust. An online version of this class is also being offered; more information here. Come join us to learn how to reproduce your favorite apple tree varieties! Bench grafting is a very cost-effective way to create (graft) new small trees for […]

$55 – $65

Film Screening: Delmarva and the Ground for Change

Mitchell Center - UMaine 107 Norman Smith Hall, Orono, Maine

Don’t miss this FREE film screening of "Delmarva and the Ground for Change," a film on soil health and climate change.The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the film director and climate/farming experts, including MOFGA's Organic Crop Specialist, Caleb Goosen.Farmers around the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays are leaders in environmental stewardship. […]

FREE

Parasite Fecal Monitoring for Livestock & Pasture Health

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

Parasite fecal monitoring is a tried and true tool for analyzing livestock and pasture health in organic systems. This workshop will allow participants to learn the process of setting up fecal cultures and will give you an opportunity to evaluate your own animals' health. We will discuss various internal parasites and the livestock life stages […]

$10

Intro to Crop Production

Calyx Farm 133 North Main Street, Morrill

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.Join MOFGA’s Crop Specialist Caleb Goossen and Calyx Farm for an introductory workshop on organic crop […]

FREE

Farmer to Farmer in the Field: Farming, Finances & Finding Balance

Buckle Farm 43 Fisher Rd, Unity

MOFGA's Farmer to Farmer in the Field is a series of monthly free farmer-led, farm-based tours and education geared towards advanced and established farmers.Jim Buckle & Hannah Hamilton offer their reflections on navigating financial challenges and decision making on their organic vegetable farm. They will touch on topics of establishing a basic understanding of financial […]

Mushroom Cultivation on Logs

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

$60; $45 for MOFGA members.Mushrooms are delicious nutritional powerhouses and a great addition to small farms, urban backyards and gardens. However fungi require a very different environment than vegetables to grow in, as well as a different skill set on the part of the grower.  They can also be cultivated in spaces that can't otherwise […]

$45 – $60
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