SOPs to Reduce Microbial and Chemical Threats

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Farmer to Farmer in the Field: SOPs to Reduce Microbial and Chemical Threats Thursday, March 4 4-5 pm Free, but pre-registration is required.REGISTER HEREBrittany Hopkins of Wise Acres Farm will be diving into some of her SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) to reduce microbial and chemical threats. We will be joined by Hans Estrin, Produce Safety Specialist and …

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Free

“Gather” Film Screening

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MOFGA and Maine Farmland Trust are pleased to present the third installment in our winter film series! Join us for the screening of Gather on Thursday, March 18, 2021. Gather is an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the …

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$5

Seeds & Seed Saving Webinars

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We aren't able to gather in person this year for the Seed Swap & Scion Exchange, so instead, we're hosting virtual conversations about seeds and fruit trees!  See this listing for scheduled Fruit Tree Webinars - April 4th from 2 pm-6 pm. Webinars about Seeds & Seed Saving – Register here! 2 pm: Seed Saving for Beginners with …

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Free

Fruit Tree Webinars

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We aren’t able to gather in person this year for the Seed Swap & Scion Exchange, so instead, we’re hosting virtual conversations about seeds and fruit trees!  See this listing for scheduled Seed & Seed Saving Webinars – March 29th from 2 pm-5 pm. Fruit Tree Webinars – Register here 2 pm: Wild and Feral Trees: Considerations for Scionwood Collection …

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Free

Grow Your Own Organic Garden

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Each year, MOFGA hosts a Grow Your Own Organic Garden class and this year we are excited to provide it in webinar format. If you're growing a garden for the first time, or have been gardening for awhile and want to learn some new tips or concepts, we hope you can join us. Topics covered …

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Free – $10

Container Gardening

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Join Kate Garland from UMaine Cooperative Extension for the next webinar in our Gardening Webinar Series! Beginner gardeners can find great success with container gardens. This workshop will provide an overview of best practices to get the most out of small space gardens and will cover container types, substrates, plant selections, and tips on how …

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Free

Grafting Fruit Trees

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Join us for this virtual workshop and learn to reproduce your favorite apple tree varieties! Bench grafting is a very cost-effective way to create (graft) new small trees for planting. Instructor Matt Kaminskey will explain why to graft and will demonstrate several different types of graft (whip and tongue, bark, and z-grafting). We encourage you …

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$20 – $30

The Radical Forest Manager

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In a changing climate, forests are both an asset – helping slow and mitigate the effects of climate change by absorbing the carbon we emit – and under threat. Do New England’s forests have a broader role to play in crafting a just and sustainable world? This webinar with Vermont County Forester Ethan Tapper will …

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Free – $15

Top Working Fruit Trees

Online

Learn to topwork (graft) new disease-resistant, cider, dessert or heritage varieties onto your existing trees! Top working is the type of grafting that is done when you have an established tree and you'd like it to produce a different variety of fruit. This is an incredible way to expand the type of fruit you grow …

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Free – $30

Low Intervention Fruit Tree Care

Online

Join CJ Walke, MOFGA's Agricultural Specialist for Downeast Maine, for a short online presentation about growing great organic fruit with little intervention and no spraying. Aimed at beginner and backyard fruit growers. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A period - so bring all your questions about growing fruit trees! This session is directed at beginners …

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Free – $25

Holistic Practices at the Heritage Orchard

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Join MOFGA's Orchard Coordinator, Laura Sieger, for an online presentation about the holistic approaches to orchard care that she and others use at the Maine Heritage Orchard in Unity. These techniques involve the use of organic sprays and amendments, and these approaches are generally a bit more intensive than low-intervention approaches. This session is aimed …

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Free – $25

Test

Online

Learn to topwork (graft) new disease-resistant, cider, dessert or heritage varieties onto your existing trees! Top working is the type of grafting that is done when you have an established tree and you'd like it to produce a different variety of fruit. This is an incredible way to expand the type of fruit you grow …

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Free – $30
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