Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Gather & Grow

MOFGA Events \ Gather & Grow

Join us for our series of tours featuring homesteads, gardens and more. All are welcome to attend.

Donations to support this and other MOFGA programming are accepted at the door.

Email Anna at alibby@mofga.org with any questions or for more information.

Tour a Homestead Scale Perennial Nursery
June 26, 2018 – 6:00 p.m., Edgewood Nursery, Falmouth, Maine
Edgewood nursery is a homestead scale plant nursery focusing on unusual edible and medicinal plants. With over 100 species of edible perennials under cultivation there is something interesting to see (and taste) in every season. The address is 4 Cruston Way, Falmouth. Please park on both sides of that road, or on Hemlock Cove Rd.

Tour Maine Rice Paddies
July 30, 2018 – 6:00 p.m., Wild Folk Farm, Benton, Maine
Wild Folk Farm has been growing rice for 5 years in paddies. We raise ducks and azolla in the rice paddies as well. Last year we grew 3,000 pounds, 12 varieties and sell the rice as seed and food. We transitioned our no-till garden plots from a mixed vegetable CSA into CBD hemp last year and this year we will also be growing upland rice in our garden plots.

Tour Gardens and Fruit Beds
August 2, 2018 – 6:00 p.m., Trotochaud/McDowell gardens, Belmont, Maine
Art, craft and horticulture come together in the Trotochaud/McDowell gardens, where the garden bed layout encourages peaceful meandering through productive areas of vegetables (including asparagus), a cranberry plot, fruit trees and shrubs, a handsome grape arbor that shelters a shaded seating area, a season-extending greenhouse, a small reflecting pool, and a fire pit/sitting area next to a pizza oven. All are interspersed with flower beds. Chickens explore freely in areas where they can't damage plants. Mary's pottery studio is onsite, and Rick's woodworking skills are apparent throughout the home and yard.

Managing for Wildlife: A Homestead Walk with John Twomey
August 8, 2018 – 6:00 p.m., 248 Howard Road, Montville, Maine
John Twomey's 125 acre off grid farm on Hogback Mountain is dedicated principally to wildlife habitat and the constant improvement of the soil. Twomey and his partner Leigh Norcott grow and preserve all of the vegetables and fruits that they use throughout the year. Additionally, they raise Golden Campine chickens and brook trout and they cut all of their own firewood.

Woods Walk on Carbon Sequestration
August 16, 2018 – 6:00 p.m., Millbrook Farm, 67 Range Road, Cumberland, Maine
The woodlot at Millbrook Farm has supported the family for years with firewood as they grow veggies, raise chickens, and more. With thoughts of climate change in the forefront of their minds when they recently worked with a forester on an updated plan, Denny asked for an analysis of carbon sequestration. Learn the techniques that allow the folks at Millbrook Farm to help combat climate change through improved management of their woodlot on this tour, and consider some techniques for your own woodlot.

Tour a Homestead as it Begins
August 29, 2018 – 6:00 p.m., Steve Rodrigue's Homestead, 20 Hunt Road, Windsor, Maine
You've purchased your unimproved land with dreams of a homestead or farm. Now what? Join Steve Rodrigue for a tour of his land and see his progress of establishing a homestead after three seasons of work on an unimproved woodlot parcel. He will discuss his overall vision and process for the project as well as giving a guided tour to the off-grid small house he designed and built. The address is 20 Hunt Rd, Windsor (second driveway on the right).

Garden Pest & Disease Walk at a Community Garden
September 6, 2018 – 5:30 p.m., Cultivating Community, Portland, Maine
Join MOFGA’s own Caleb Goossen and Eric Sideman as we explore one of Cultiaving Community’s community gardens and learn about summer pests and diseases in the garden.

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