Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
MOFGA Events

MOFGA Events

Throughout the year, MOFGA hosts hundreds of meetings, workshops, conferences, dinners and festive gatherings. Many take place at our Common Ground Education Center in Unity, Maine. And many more happen at farms, businesses and other venues throughout the state. See our Calendar for events hosted by other organizations.

Advanced Business Planning with Richard Wiswall

February 24-25, 2019 – Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Eduction Center, Unity, Maine. Find out your farm’s profit centers – which parts of your farm make the most money and which may actually lose money. Learn about efficient farm planning and analysis, efficient farm office management, key financial statements, employee management, and financial tips for success. Set aside the time to finally work on these, and other important farm business concerns. Taught by Richard Wiswall, author of The Organic Farmer's Business Handbook. $100 per person; $135 for two people coming from the same farm. Scholarships available. Registration now open

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Piscataquis County Hands-on Workshop on Pruning Fruit Trees

March 2, 2019 (snow date March 3) – The Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District hosts C.J. Walke, MOFGA’s orchard educator, for a hands-on workshop on pruning fruit trees. Register (limited to 30 participants) with the Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District, 207-564-2321 ext. 3 or info@piscataquisswcd.org. FMI: http://www.piscataquisswcd.org/

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Maine School Garden Day

April 27, 2019 – Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Trenton Elementary School, 51 School Road, Trenton, ME 04605. $35; ($45 after April 19) and includes a local foods lunch. A full day of workshops and networking for school garden enthusiasts. Whether you’re dreaming of starting an educational garden or working to develop an existing program – this day is for you! Hosted by Maine School Garden Network (MSGN), Maine Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC), MOFGA and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Registration

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Maine Heritage Orchard Annual Planting Day

April 27, 2019 – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Maine Heritage Orchard, 85 Crosby Brook Rd., Unity, Maine. Join us for the Maine Heritage Orchard's 6th annual tree planting day. With your help we will plant 6 apple trees and several herbaceous & woody companions. We will also remove tree guards, check trees for damage and add mulch at the Maine Heritage Orchard and at the North Orchard at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center (across the road). RSVP on Volunteer Hub

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Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA

June 22, 2019 – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity.  Free • Open to the public • No pre-registration required. Come and learn all you need to know and more about living in rural Maine. Free! Over 40 unique, participatory workshops. Includes a plant swap, a potluck picnic lunch, and a stone soup made with your contributions. Information

 

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