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. For events offered by other organizations, see our Calendar page. Interested in giving a workshop for MOFGA? Please complete this form. If you are interested in receiving a scholarship for a MOFGA event click here.

Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes

April 3, 2019; 6 to 9 p.m.

At adult education programs across the state!

Class locations are shown below – click here to scroll down

Registration Fees
Typically $5 to cover handouts

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 class 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 20 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.

Class Locations – look for a class in your town or school district


Augusta Adult and Community Education
33 Union Street, Suite 2

Bar Harbor
Mt. Desert Island Adult Education
1081 Eagle Lake Rd. Bar Harbor ME 04609

Blue Hill
Blue Hill Public Library
5 Parker Point Rd

Boothbay Region Adult and Community Education
236 Townsend Avenue

RSU 24 Adult and Community Education

Central Lincoln County Adult Education
767 Main Street

Dover Foxcroft
PVAEC Adult Education
50 Mayo Street, Dover Foxcroft ME 04426

Ellsworth Adult Education
Ellsworth Elementary Middle School, 20 Forrest Ave, Ellsworth, ME 04605

Lawrence Adult Education
4 School Street

Franklin County Adult Education
129 Seamon Road, Suite A, Farmington, ME

MSAD #11 Gardiner Adult Ed
40 West Hill Rd, Gardiner ME 04345

Gorham Adult Education
106 Weeks Road

Gray-New Gloucester Adult & Community Education
10 Libby Hill Road, Gray, ME 04039

RSU 26 & RSU 22
Hampden Academy - 89 Western Ave, Hampden
March 12

Houlton/Hodgdon Adult & Community Education
HHEC, 18 Military St., Houlton, ME  04730
May 8

Kittery Adult Education
12 Williams Ave., Kittery, ME 03904
April 8

Lewiston Adult Education
Lewiston High School, 156 East Ave., Lewiston, Maine

Messalonskee High School
131 Messalonskee High Drive, Oakland, ME 04963

RSU 26 & RSU 22
Orono Middle School - 14 Goodridge Drive, Orono
March 13

Newport Cultural Center
154 Main Street

Five Town CSD
25 Keelson Dr.

Scarborough Adult Learning Center
Scarborough High School, 11 Municipal  Drive, Scarborough, ME 04074

RSU 12 Sheepscot Valley Adult Education
665 Patrick Town Rd. Somerville , ME 04348

MSAD#6/Bonny Eagle Adult Education
Bonny Eagle High School, 700 Saco Road Standish, ME 04084

RSU 24 Adult Education
1888 US Highway 1, Sullivan, ME 04664

Merrymeeting Adult Education
35 Republic Avenue

MSAD 52 Adult & Community Education
486 Turner Center Road, Turner, ME

Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Education
200 Sanford Road, Wells, ME
April 3 – 5:30 p.m.


MOFGA Fact Sheets
about soils, composting, organic gardening and many other topics

Thank you to our sponsors for providing seeds to share at the classes!


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