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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
294 Crosby Brook Road
MOFGA is an Equal Opportunity organization, provider, and employer.
Organic Farming: Principles and Practices
Livestock 101 – Basic Handling
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Misty Brook Farm in Albion, Maine
Fee: $100; $75 for MOFGA members
When considering value-added endeavors, medium to large livestock are often a valuable addition to an operation. Knowing proper handling and first aid techniques can save lots of money and grief. We would like to offer training on these topics by Jacki Perkins, a long-time homesteader and MOFGA's Dairy Specialist, and Henrietta Beaufait, a licensed, large animal homeopathic veterinarian.
Misty Brook Farm in Albion, Maine has graciously agreed to host this training. Their farm boasts a variety of amiable livestock, which are accustomed to intensive handling, and uniquely suited as a training tool, due to the excellent training by farm staff and family members.
We will help everyone leave the session with the confidence they need going forward to administer general first-aid, and have a confident, informed decision with a veterinarian, if necessary. Completing this training may also be a benefit to current or future employment.
April 21 - Earth Day Planting Day at MOFGA
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity. Celebrate Earth Day in Unity by joining the spring clean up at our Common Ground Education Center and by planting new apple trees in the Maine Heritage Orchard. We'll get ready for the growing season and learn about the importance of mulching. Our planting day is a great way to enjoyfresh air and the company of other MOFGA supporters. All ages and experience levels are welcome. We'll provide lunch and a selection of T-shirts for volunteers. To RSVP, please go to: mofga.formstack.com/forms/earthdayandmehoregistration. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 22 - Cooking Class with New Mainers
Sunday, 3 to 5 p.m., Temple Beth El, Augusta, Maine. Interested in learning new recipes for your fresh Maine vegetables? Learn from New Mainers as they teach you how to cook some of their traditional dishes. You'll be able to help prepare foods, taste them, and take home new recipes to your family. Our chefs are participants in the Learning English Through Cooking class, a program of Cooperative Extension and the Central Area New Mainers Project. Suggested donation $20. Please RSVP to email@example.com. Space is limited.
April 28 - Maine School Garden Day
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Maine Academy of Natural Science, Hinckley, Maine. A full day of workshops and networking for school garden enthusiasts. Information and registration
April 28 - Grafting Fruit Trees
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor. Learn to propagate and reproduce your favorite fruit tree varieties. Fee: $50; $40 for MOFGA members. Registration
April 28 - Empty Bowl Supper hosted by the MOFGA El Salvador Sistering Committee
6 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, Belfast, Maine. Information
May 12 - Organic Orcharding Workshop: Top Grafting Fruit Trees
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Three locations: Mueller's Fruit Farm, Thorndike; Morning Glory Farm, Bethel; Eden Acres Farm, East Waterboro. Fee: $50; $40 for MOFGA members. Learn to topwork new, disease-resistant, cider, dessert or heritage varieties onto your existing trees. Registration
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