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April 6, 2016; 6 to 9 p.m.
At adult education programs across the state!

Registration Fees

Typically $5 to cover handouts
Dependent on adult education

 

MOFGA Fact Sheets about soils, composting, organic gardening and many other topics
Are you concerned about the rising cost of food? Unsure what the term "certified organic" means? Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner?

Join us for an evening-long workshop on how to grow your own garden. We’ll talk about the basics of soil science, how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. The course will also cover the basics of making and using compost, the principles of crop rotation and how to incorporate green manures and manage nutrients in the garden. Other topics will include how to tell the difference between cultivated plants and weeds, basic weed control strategies and common insect pests and methods of natural insect control. The instructor will be an experienced farmer or gardener from your region.

 
Each year MOFGA sponsors this statewide educational event at over 30 different locations in Maine. Presenters are seasoned MOFGA farmers and gardeners. Classes run from 6 to 9 p.m. The workshops are open to the public and to people of all gardening skill and experience levels. They are designed to provide folks with essential skills and knowledge needed to make a transition from conventional to organic gardening. The workshop is offered in partnership with Maine's Adult & Community Education program and community sponsors.

Participants will acquire an understanding of:

  • the basics of soil science, and how to enrich soil to produce healthy, high yielding plants;
  • composting methods;
  • the principles of crop rotation, and how to incorporate green manures and manage nutrients in the garden;
  • the difference between cultivated plants and weeds, and basic weed control strategies; and
  • common insect pests and methods of natural insect control.
Locations around the state

Augusta
Augusta Adult & Community Education
Cony High School, 60 Pierce Drive (Room 109)
207-626-2470
www.augustaschools.org

Bath
RSU 1 Adult Education, 800 High Street (Room 301)
207-443-8255
bath.maineadulted.org


Boothbay Harbor
Boothbay Region Adult Education, Boothbay High School 236 Townsend Avenue (Room 104)
207-633-3224
www.boothbayae.org


Bucksport
Classes on March 30, April 6 and April 13 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Bucksport RSU 25 Adult Education, Bucksport H.S. Broadway (Room 115)
207-469-2129
www.rsu25.maineadulted.org

Castine
Class on June 8
Witherle Memorial Library, 41 School St.
(Adult Reading Room)
www.witherle.lib.me.us

Cumberland
Cumberland Community Education, Greely High School, 303 Main St.
(Room 151)
207-829-2208
www.cumberlandmaine.com

Damariscotta
Central Lincoln County Adult Education, Great Salt Bay Elementary School, 595 Main St. (Business Rt. 1)
(Room 191)
207-563-2811
www.clc.maineadulted.org

Dover-Foxcroft
Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative, SeDoMoCha Middle School, 63 Harrison Ave.,
Dover-Foxcroft (Room 114)
207-564-6525
www.pvaec.org


Ellsworth
Ellsworth Adult Education
Ellsworth Elementary Middle School
20 Forrest Ave. (Room M204)
207-664-7110
www.ellsworth.maineadulted.org


Fairfield
Lawrence Adult Education, 4 School St.
(LHS Annex, Room C-4)
207-453-4200 ext 3114
www.msad49.org


Farmington
Franklin County Adult Education, Mount Blue Middle School (Room #4)
207-778-3460
www.fcae.msad9.k12.me.us

Freeport
Class on April 20
Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive
(Community Meeting Room)
207-865-3307
www.freeportlibrary.com/

Gardiner
MSAD 11 Adult Education, Gardiner High School
40 West Hill Rd. (Room 123)
207-582-3774
www.msad11.maineadulted.org


Gorham
Gorham Adult Education, Gorham Middle School
106 Weeks Rd.
207-222-1095
www.gorham.maineadulted.org


Hampden
Class on Tuesday, April 5
MSAD 22 Adult Education, Hampden Academy
1 Main Rd. North (Room 10)
207-862-6422
www.rsu22.us/parent-resources/adult-education

Houlton

MSAD 29/70 Adult Education, 18 Military Street
(Room 110)
207-521-3100 x5
http://sad29.maineadulted.org/


Kennebunk
Adult Education of The Kennebunks & Arundel
Blackrock Farm
293 Goose Rocks Rd., Kennebunkport
207-985-1116
http://kennebunk.maineadulted.org

Kittery
Class on April 14
Kittery Adult Education, Traip Academy
12 Williams Ave. (Library)
207-439-5896
http://kittery.maineadulted.org/


Milo
Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative
207-564-6525
www.pvaec.org

Mount Desert
Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education
Mt. Desert Island High School
1081 Eagle Lake Road (Room 105)
207-288-4703
mdi.maineadulted.org/

Oakland
RSU 18 Messalonskee Office of Mid-Maine Regional Adult and Community Education
Messalonskee High School (Near the Performing Arts Center), 131 Messalonskee High Drive (Room 121)
207-465-9134
midmaine.maineadulted.org

Orono

Orono Adult & Community Education, Orono High School (Room 81)
207-866-4119
www.rsu26.org/centraloffice/adult-education/


Pittsfield
Maine Federation of Farmers Markets
113 North Lancey Street
207-487-7114
mainefarmersmarkets.org


Porter
MSAD 55 Adult & Community Education
Sacopee Valley High School, 115 S. Hiram Rd. (Room 112)
207-625-3092
www.sad55.org

Rockport
Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education, Camden Hills Regional High School, 25 Keelson Dr., Rockport
(Room 225)
207-236-7800 ext 274
fivetowns.maineadulted.org

Sanford
Springvale Nurseries Garden Center, 1280 Main St.
207-490-5543
www.springvalenurseriesinc.com


Scarborough
Scarborough Adult Learning Center
Scarborough High School, 11 Municipal Drive (Room E102)
207-730-5040
http://scarborough.maineadulted.org/


Standish
Bonny Eagle Adult Education, Bonny Eagle High School
700 Saco Rd. (Room 210)
207-929-9185
sad6.maineadulted.org/


Sullivan
Regional School Unit 24,
Sumner Memorial High School, 2456 US Hwy. 1
207-422-4794
www.rsu24.maineadulted.org

Thorndike
RSU#3 Adult & Community Education, Mount View High School, 577 Mount View Rd. (Rm. H102)
207-568-3426
http://rsu3.maineadulted.org/


Topsham
Merrymeeting Regional Adult Education
Mt Ararat High School
207-729-7323
www.merrymeeting.org

Turner
MSAD 52 Adult & Community Education, MSAD #52 Turner Learning Center, 486 Turner Center Rd.
207-225-1010

Waldoboro
RSU 40/MSAD 40 Adult Education
Medomak Valley High School, 320 Manktown Rd., Waldoboro (Room 1) 207-832-5205
www.msad40.maineadulted.org

Wells
Class 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Education
200 Sanford Rd., Wells High School
207-646-4565
www.wocsd.org/Adult Community Education

Whitefield
Sheepscot General, 98 Townhouse Rd.
207-549-5185
www.sheepscotgeneral.com

 

 

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