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"We need to wean the American food system off its heavy 20th-century diet of fossil fuel and put it back on a diet of contemporary sunshine."
- Michael Pollan
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 Calendar: Events of Interest

The following is a list of events taking place around the country – and the world!

Included here are events that are organized or co-sponsored by MOFGA.

JANUARY 2018

FEBRUARY 2018

  • 2 - MOFGA's Common Ground Radio Show, an hour on local food and agriculture. 10 a.m. on 89.9 and 99.9 FM and weru.org
  • 9 - Maine Farm to Institution Summit. (Snow date: Feb. 12) 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., University of Maine Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave., Belfast, Maine. Maine Farm to Institution (MEFTI) and the Maine Farm to School Network (MFSN) and their many partners are pleased to announce the first Maine Farm to Institution Summit. $20-$40. Registration and information: https://www.mainefarmtoinstitution.org/about-the-summit/
  • 10 - Beginning Beekeeping. With David Smith of Sparky’s Apiaries. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, MOFGA’s Common Ground Education Center, Unity. Fee: $50 for MOFGA members; $75 for non-members. Please bring your own lunch to this event. Information and registration
  • 25 - Advanced Business Planning with Julia Shanks. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Coastal Enterprises, Inc., 30 Federal Street, Brunswick, Maine. Full-day workshop designed to help established and beginning farmers understand the financials of their business and learn how to make informed decisions to increase profits. Instructor Julia Shanks is the author of "The Farmer's Office: Tools, Tips and Templates to Successfully Manage a Growing Farm Business." $100 per person; $135 for two people coming from the same farm. Scholarships available. Information and registration.

MARCH 2018

  • 2 - MOFGA's Common Ground Radio Show, an hour on local food and agriculture. 10 a.m. on 89.9 and 99.9 FM and weru.org
  • 3 - MOFGA's Spring Growth Conference, Greenhouse Management, Common Ground Education Center, Unity
  • 10 - MOFGA’s Organic Orcharding Workshop: Pruning Apple Trees. Locations TBD. Learn to prune fruit trees to encourage vigorous growth, heavy fruit set and quality yield. For beginners and experienced growers.
  • 17 - Organic Orcharding Workshop: Renovating Old Apple Trees. Locations TBD. Do you have old trees on your land that you would like to bring back into production? Attend this workshop and learn to renovate and tend your heritage trees.
  • 25 - Seed Swap and Scion Exchange, MOFGA’s Common Ground Education Center, Unity. Gardeners and orchardists are invited to participate in educational workshops and to bring their seeds, scionwood and cuttings to share. Free!

 


    

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