Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
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Listed below are recent editions of MOFGA's farming and gardening fact sheets.

We post revised and new editions as they become available.

For information & fact sheets on more organic farming topics, visit ATTRA or Cooperative Extension.

Please contact a member of our Agricultural Services team for more information. For information about crops and pests, contact Caleb Goossen or contact Eric Sideman. For information about livestock and fields, contact Diane Schivera.

Conservation

Accessing NRCS for Organic Farmers (PDF 147k)

 

Crop Topics

Technical Bulletin 1: Basics of Organic Vegetable Gardening (PDF 1Mb)

Fact Sheet 1: An Organic Farmers' Guide to the Interpretation of a Standard Soil Test from the University of Maine (PDF 272k)

Fact Sheet 2: Organic Strawberry Production (PDF 324k)

Fact Sheet 3: Introduction to the Physical Nature of Soils (PDF 128k)

Fact Sheet 5: Composting in the Back Yard or on a Small Farm (PDF 120k)

Fact Sheet 6: Controlling Garden Weeds (PDF 88K)

Fact Sheet 7: Establishing and Caring for an Organic Lawn (PDF 368k)

Fact Sheet 8: Providing Nitrogen to Crops (PDF 200k)

Fact Sheet 9: Soil-less Mixes for Vegetable Seedling Production (PDF 80k)

Fact Sheet 10: Using Green Manures (PDF 128k)

Fact Sheet 11: Natural Sources of Plant Nutrients (PDF 112k)

Producing Potatoes Organically in Maine (University of Maine Cooperative Extension)

Fact Sheet 15: Storing Garden Vegetables (PDF 112k)

Fact Sheet 20: Zone Tillage – A Reduced Tillage Option for Northern Farms (PDF 185k)

Fact Sheet 21: Ridge Tillage at Hackmatack Farm (PDF 1.5Mb)

 

LawnCare

Fact Sheet 7: Establishing and Caring for an Organic Lawn (PDF 368K)

 

Livestock Topics

Fact Sheet 12: Eggs: Cleaning, Grading & Hatching (PDF 78K)

Fact Sheet 13: Feeding Whole Grains to Chickens (PDF 116k)

Fact Sheet 14: Organic Chicken Basics (PDF 112k)

Fact Sheet 16: Raising Organic Pigs (PDF 132k)

Raising Organic Livestock in Maine: MOFGA Accepted Health Practices, Products and Ingredients (PDF 200K, 10 pages)

 

Orchards

Fact Sheet 4: Apple Orchard Activity Calendar for the Northeast (PDF 62k)

 

Fact Sheet 21: Ridge Tillage at Hackmatack Farm

Raising Organic Livestock in Maine