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?

Safe Labor Movement with Cynthia Flores: Southern Maine

Frinklepod Farm 244 Log Cabin Rd, Arundel, Maine

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.This workshop will focus on body mechanics and movement patterns to help avoid potential work related […]

FREE

Gardening Q&A

Online

Did you spend part of the weekend getting your garden in? Maybe you're not sure about when to plant your favorite crop, or worried you missed a planting window. You might be considering how to manage a particular pest this year, or revamping your plans for watering. Whatever your gardening questions, we'd be glad to […]

FREE

Twilight Gatherings: Tree Tour

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

MOFGA's campus in Unity, Maine, is home to acres of forests and fields as well as demonstration gardens, orchards and other plantings. We hope you'll join us for this opportunity to enjoy and learn from these features on campus this summer as part of our twilight gatherings.  MOFGA is home to a collection of trees […]

FREE

Management Intensive Grazing for the Diversified Farm

Morning Glory Farm 343 Flat Rd, Bethel, ME, United States

This event is hosted by Morning Glory Farm in Bethel, Maine.Management Intensive Grazing (MIG), also known as ‘rational grazing’, is a form of grazing management that can improve pasture forage yields, improve feed quality, increase plant species diversity, improve livestock performance, build soil organic matter and soil nutrient levels, and increase the biological life in […]

$95

Celebrate the Season: Creating Scratchboard Art with Toki Oshima

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

Join artist Toki Oshima at The Maine Organic Marketplace for an evening of art and inspiration. Her delightful artwork has become a cherished part of MOFGA’s quarterly newspaper, The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener (The MOF&G), and she won the 2016 Common Ground Country Fair artwork contest for her colorful chard piece. Her work is […]

$15 – $40

Low Intervention Fruit Tree Care

Online

Priced on a sliding scale from $0-$25. Please pay whatever fits into. your budget. Also, please note that this event is being held online; you will receive a link to follow to join the meeting when you register. Fruit trees are a special part of the homestead landscape.  They can be a delight when they are […]

Free – $25

Assisting the Path of the Monarch Butterfly

Oxford County Extension Office 9 Olson Road, South Paris, Maine

This event is hosted by UMaine Extension. Join Nancy Donovan, certified master gardener volunteer, while she teaches us all about monarch butterflies and how to raise and release them. Donovan raised 171 monarch butterflies from egg to release last year alone.REGISTER HERE.

Free – $10

Chainsaw Safety

Highland Research Forest Commons Dr, Bridgton, ME, United States

$200; $150 MOFGA and Lakes Environmental Association members. Learn safe chainsaw operation in these one-and-a-half-day courses. We’ll cover personal protective equipment (PPE) and chainsaw selection, and practice safe handling and open-face bore cutting techniques with instructor supervision. Designed for beginners. REGISTER HERE. Learn more about our chainsaw safety courses.

$150 – $200

Farm & Homestead Day

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

Join us for this free, hands-on, skill-sharing event! All ages are invited to MOFGA’s Common Ground Education Center in Unity for a day of fun and learning focused on sustainable living skills. Come prepared to roll up your sleeves and dig in!  As the event details are finalized you can learn more here.

free

Empty Bowl Supper

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

Join us in the Exhibition Hall after Farm & Homestead Day to select a bowl made by a Maine potter, to hear the latest about farming and gardening in El Salvador, and to enjoy live music and an organic meal of soup, bread (donated by Back 40 Bakehouse) and desserts. This event supports the MOFGA-El […]

$20 – $45

Organic Orchard Care

Law Farm Nature Trails 20 Lee Cemetery Rd, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine

Piscataquis County Soil & Water Conservation District (PCSWCD) will be hosting an Organic Orchard Care program on June 14 from 5:30-7:30PM with our friend, CJ Walke. CJ has worked with PCSWCD for 9 years and has an impressive background in orchard management and is currently MOFGA's Orchard Programs Manager. This event will be held at […]

$15

Repair Jam: Visual Mending Basics

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

Join us for an evening in community and repair with instructor Maggie Ruth Haaland. In this two hour workshop and circle, learn the basics of visual mending in a gentle and supportive community container. Visual mending is the process of repairing garments and adding stitches and patches to not hide the hole, but make it […]

$15 – $20
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