Preventing and Addressing Plant Diseases in the Garden

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Join MOFGA's Crop Specialist Caleb Goossen for a discussion on plant disease in the garden. Caleb will start by sharing strategies used to minimize the presence of disease from the outset. But we all know that sometimes diseases show up anyway, despite our best efforts or during particularly challenging growing seasons. So Caleb will also discuss what …

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Free – $10

“Milk With Dignity”: Farmworker Rights in the Dairy Industry

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Throughout the COVID pandemic, migrant dairy farmworkers have continued to work day in and day out to produce the milk and dairy products that line supermarket shelves. Yet, there are still many workers who do not have access to decent housing and a dignified workplace on the farms where they work. The Milk with Dignity …

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Adding a Family Milk Cow

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Free. (Donation optional.)Cows are incredible creatures and might fit in perfectly on your homestead, providing you and your family with high quality, delicious milk for making butter, ice cream, yogurt and more. But it's important to be prepared for what a milking cow requires from you before you take the plunge.Join Jacki Martinez Perkins of MOFGA for this …

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Dehydrating Garden Produce

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Food dehydration is a simple technique that involves removing water in foods in order to preserve them. However, it also concentrates flavor and results in tasty foods that can be eaten by themselves or used in all kinds of recipes! Dried foods are also nutritious, lightweight, and easy to store and use. Learn best practices …

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Farm Training Project: Making Food Accessible

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Join us for a virtual tour of Pine Root Farm and Seek-No-Further Farmstead, two farms with dedicated models to ensure their fresh produce is accessible to Mainers of all incomes. Sliding scale CSA models, EBT processing and Senior FarmShare will be discussed. REGISTER HERE MOFGA’s Farm Training Project (FTP) workshops are designed for apprentices, farmworkers …

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Introduction to Worm Composting

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This event is free (Donation optional.) Composting transforms food waste from our kitchens into a substance (compost!) with a full spectrum of nutrients, lots of organic matter, and microorganisms that benefit soil. Adding compost to our gardens has many benefits, from improving soil structure to helping it retain water. It's a gardener's best friend! Indoor …

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Farm Training Project: Starting Up! Accessing Resources as a Beginning Farmer

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Finding a place and resources to farm can be a huge challenge. Whether you’re working as a farmhand, manager or apprentice, it is never too soon to consider your options. Abby Sadauckas, field agent for Land For Good and farmer at Apple Creek Farm, will help you brainstorm about your future farm, the land base …

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All About Root Cellars

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A discussion about root cellars with a friendly panel of experts from the MOFGA community.Root cellars can take many forms - a room in a basement, a separate building, a bulkhead or even built into a hillside! - but they're all great ways to store vegetables through the winter with relatively little effort or energy. …

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