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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. We maintain a comprehensive Calendar of Events on MOFGA.org related to farming, gardening and environmentally friendly living Maine and the Northeast. Download or read our 2017 events calendar (8.5"x11").

Following are links to some of our major annual events.


MOFGA Day at the Agricultural Trades Show and
MOFGA Annual Meeting – January 9-11, 2018

Organic Grower Meetings – TBA
Charcuterie Series – January 16, 23, 30 and February 6, 2018
Beginning Beekeeping with David Smith – February 10, 2018
Advanced Business Planning with Julia Shanks – February 25, 2018
Spring Growth Conference – March 3, 2018
Organic Orcharding: Pruning Apple Trees – March 10, 2018

Organic Orcharding: Renovating Old Apple Trees – March 17, 2018
Seed Swap & Scion Exchange – March 25, 2018
Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes – April
Kitchen Licensing Workshop – April 5
Organic Orcharding: Grafting Fruit Trees – April 7
Organic Orcharding 101 with Michael Phillips – April 14
Earth Day Work Day – April 22
Planting Day at the Maine Heritage Orchard – April 22
Empty Bowl Supper hosted by the
MOFGA-El Salvador Sistering Committee – April
Farmer to Farmer in the Field – April
Chainsaw Safety Training – May
Top Grafting Fruit Trees Top Grafting Fruit Trees – May 12
Organic Farming: Principles and Practices - Crops – May 9
Organic Farming: Principles and Practices - Livestock 101: Basic Handling – May 16
Poultry Processing Workshop – May
Farm Training Project Workshops – Weekly
Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA – June
Organic Orcharding: Summer Care – June
Farm Training Project Workshops – Weekly
Poultry Processing Workshop – July 26
Farmer to Farmer in the Field – July
Farm Training Project Workshops – Weekly
Organic Orcharding: Bud Grafting – August 4
Maine Apple Camp – August
Maine Axe and Saw Day – August
Farmer to Farmer in the Field:
Farm Training Project Workshops – Weekly
Common Ground Country Fair – September 21, 22, 23
Nose to Tail Pork Processing – October
Great Maine Apple Day – October
Farmer to Farmer Conference – November
Low Impact Forestry – November
Chainsaw & Forestry Safety – November
Kitchen Licensing Workshop – December 6

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