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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
294 Crosby Brook Road
MOFGA is an Equal Opportunity organization, provider, and employer.
Organic Orcharding Workshop: Bud Grafting
Saturday, August 6
North Branch Farm, Monroe, Maine
Fee: $50 non-members; $45 Student/Apprentice; $35 members; Journeypersons free
Bud grafting is a great way to start your own fruit trees as well as many ornamentals. "Budding" uses individual buds from this year’s new growth to graft onto rootstock already set in the nursery. The workshop will be taught by Seth Yentes at North Branch Farm. Seth grafts thousands of trees every year. All the major tree fruit species will be covered. MOFGA will supply the buds and the rootstock. Participants should bring their own knives as well as a bag lunch.
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July 28 & 29 - Kneading Conference
Skowhegan Fairgrounds. Information: Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org or register at kneadingconference.com
July 30 - Women and Our Woods Workshop
Saturday, Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson. Join fellow women woodland owners, foresters, and other professionals; bring your questions about forest management and share your story of why your land matters. Registration: $45 General, $40 for members of Midcoast Conservancy, HVNC, MOFGA and Maine Farmland Trust. $25 for students. Scholarships available. For details: midcoastconservancy.org/events, email email@example.com, or call 389-5150.
August 6 - Organic Orcharding Workshop: Bud Grafting
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., North Branch Farm, Monroe, Maine. Bud grafting is a great way to start your own fruit trees as well as many ornamentals. Join Seth Yentes and practice bud grafting in his nursery plot. $35 members; $50 non-members. Registration.
August 10 - Farm Training Project Workshop: Ecological Pest Management
Wednesday, 5 p.m., Hatchet Cove Farm, Warren. Details.
August 15-16, 22-23 - Maine Accreditation Course in Organic Land Care
University of Southern Maine, Portland. Hosted by NOFA, co-sponsored by MOFGA and others. More Information at http://www.organiclandcare.net. Registration here with information on discounts and payment plans.
August 17 - Conservation Practices on a Diversified Farm
Wednesday, 5-7 p.m., Frith Farm, Scarborough. Tour the animal and vegetable operation at Frith Farm and learn about conservation practices used there, including no-till, high tunnels, cover cropping, mulching and tractor-less veggie growing. Potluck to follow. A Conservation Farm Tour/Farm Training Project workshop co-sponsored by MOFGA, Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. To register and FMI: Katy Green, firstname.lastname@example.org, 568-6021. Details.
August 20-21 - Maine Axe and Saw Meet Up
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, 294 Crosby Brook Rd., Unity. Learn about the history, making, use and care of axes, crosscut saws, peaveys and other vintage and modern non-motorized tools. $5 per day, free for children. Information
September 23-25 - Common Ground Country Fair
Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Gates open at 9 a.m. MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity. The Fair is MOFGA's premier event celebrating rural living. Three full days of educational talks and demonstrations, entertainment, delicious Maine-grown organic food and products from local artisans.
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