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?

Stories of Apple Discovery Using Historical Research

Online

University of Idaho's Heritage Orchard Conference was established in 2019 with an in-person conference held at the Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center. The conference attracted a diverse group of heritage tree fruit enthusiasts for a day of presentations ranging from heritage fruit exploration to apple identification. Since 2020, the conference has been organized as a free […]

Dairy Farm Labor Models

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

Relying on unpaid or family labor on dairy farms is not a sustainable option in our rapidly changing job market. In the second installment of our three part dairy labor management series, we will hear from the farmers about what has worked on their farms and what they have done differently. The farmers will do their […]

FREE

Fruit Tree Pruning

This class is being offered on a sliding scale of $30-$60. This course is free for Journeyperson program participants and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). Scholarship application for anyone interested is available here. Learn to prune fruit trees to encourage vigorous growth, healthy fruit set and quality fruit yield. Collection and storage of scion wood […]

$30 – $60

Small “Backyard” Farm Workshop

China Town Office

The Kennebec Soil and Water Conservation District Office will be hosting a small farm workshop for small farms interested in improving the water quality of China Lake. This workshop is geared towards small scale, “backyard” farms in the China Lake region who are interested in improving the health and sustainability of their natural resources. The talk […]

FREE

Farmer Climate Forums: Approaching Nutrient Management in a Changing Climate

Online

This three part forum series is supported by NOFA-VT and MOFGA. Our first session is focused on vegetable producers, our second session is focused on livestock producers, and our third session is focused on whole-farm water management planning across production types. Dynamic weather patterns brought about by a changing climate pose new challenges to producers throughout […]

FREE

Bringing Back an Old Orchard

*Free for Journeyperson program participants and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). Scholarship application for anyone interested is available here.Are there old, overgrown fruit trees on or near your property? Don’t give up on them! Join us for this pruning workshop focused on renovating mature or neglected fruit trees.This workshop is appropriate for those who have […]

$30 – $60

Rediscovering Maslins for Sustainable Farming

Kennebec Valley Community College 677 Skowhegan Road, Hinckley, Maine

In the regions where cereal grains originate, you’d be hard-pressed to find wild wheat without barley growing alongside it. This is hardly surprising — grain mixtures (i.e. maslins) can use resources more efficiently, better tolerate changing climates, and minimize the impact of pests or pathogens.For grain farmers wishing to transition to organic practices but unable […]

FREE

Beekeeping Through the Seasons

Online

*This class is the first 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

Farmer Climate Forums: Maintaining Fertile Grasslands through Climate-Smart Hayland Management

Online

This three part forum series is supported by NOFA-VT and MOFGA. Our first session is focused on vegetable producers, our second session is focused on livestock producers, and our third session is focused on whole-farm water management planning across production types. Join us for a discussion with Dr. Jaime Garzon focused on soil fertility in grasslands […]

FREE

Bringing Back an Old Orchard

Beech Hill Farm 171 Beech Hill Rd, Mt Desert, Maine

*Postponed due to snow! Join us on 3/24 (Mt Desert), 3/30 (Hope), and 3/31 (Cumberland).*Free for Journeyperson program participants and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). Scholarship application for anyone interested is available here.Are there old, overgrown fruit trees on or near your property? Don’t give up on them! Join us for this pruning workshop focused […]

$30 – $60

Seed Swap and Scion Exchange

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

Gardeners and orchardists are invited to bring their seeds, scionwood and cuttings to share to this free community event. We will have over 150+ types of scionwood to share, including some from the MOFGA orchards! The day will also include custom grafting, speakers and demonstrations, and more. We look forward to seeing you there. For […]

Free

Grow Your Own Apothecary

Online

Get yourself growing! Join Emily Springer of Meeting House Farm on March 26, 2024 from 4-5:30 p.m. for Grow Your Own Apothecary. This online workshop covers how plants have been used for centuries in home apothecaries and offers tips on how you can establish your own apothecary garden. Join us to learn how to grow […]

FREE
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