Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
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Calendar

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

Most of the events are organized or co-sponsored by MOFGA but other events are listed as well.

Visit the MOFGA Events page. Interested in giving a workshop for MOFGA? Please complete this form.

Low Impact Forestry Workshops

November 14-17, 2019 – Four days of workshops, Thursday - Sunday, MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity, Maine. A series of workshops designed for stewards of small or large woodlots to develop skills to cut and harvest wood products safely and ecologically. Learn and practice sustainable woodlot management and logging with animals or low-impact machinery.

 

Introduction to Low Impact Forestry
Thursday, November 14 – MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity
PRICE $125 – REQUIRED PRE-REQUISITE for Draft and Mechanical Logging Workshops
Taught by foresters, soil scientists, and experienced landowners, this one-day introductory field course serves as a great introduction to the philosophy of Low-Impact forestry.
REGISTRATION

Logging with Draft Animals Workshop
Thursday-Sunday, November 14-17 – MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity
PRICE $425 – includes all meals & basic accommodations and the required pre-requisite Introduction to Low-Impact Forestry
This four-day workshop begins with Introduction to Low-Impact Forestry, a required pre-requisite for the following three days of instruction in logging with draft animals.
REGISTRATION

Logging with Hand Tools & Small Machinery Workshop
Thursday-Sunday, November 14-17 – MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity
PRICE $425 – includes all meals & basic accommodations and the required pre-requisite Introduction to Low-Impact Forestry
This four-day workshop begins with Introduction to Low-Impact Forestry, a required pre-requisite for the following three days of instruction in logging with hand tools and small machinery.
REGISTRATION

 

Chainsaw Safety Training

November 15 and 16, 2019 – Friday and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity. Registration is full. Individuals interested in taking the course can contact Noah at forestry@mofga.org to get on the waiting list.

Home Firewood Production

November 16, 2019 – Saturday, MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity. Price: $125 (includes lunch and dinner). One-day course for homeowners and woodlot owners who have in interest in harvesting and processing their own firewood. It will cover the basics of home firewood production, from the selection of wood species, the cutting of a number of different diameters of wood, and hand and mechanical splitting, to storage and drying options for the homeowner. REGISTRATION

New England Farm Succession School

November 21, 2019 (registration deadline) – Course is held over 3 day-long sessions on: December 6, 2019; January 10, 2020; February 7, 2020 at Coastal Enterprises Inc., 30 Federal Street, Brunswick, ME 04011. Land For Good's New England Farm Succession School is a three-day course designed for active, commercial farmers looking to transfer their farm to a related or un-related successor. INFORMATION & REGISTRATION

Kitchen Licensing Workshop

December 5, 2019 – Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity, Maine. Fee: $50; $35 for MOFGA members. Designed for farmers and others interested in home-food processing for resale. REGISTRATION

Beginner Hide Tanning – Winter Workshop

January 11, 2020 – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center. Fee: $75; $50 for MOFGA members. Join us for a hands-on workshop about the ancient art of turning animal hides into soft leathers or beautiful furs. We’ll spend the day learning the basics of hide tanning in the traditional way, and you’ll go home with the know-how and skills you need to start tanning on your own. Bring a bagged lunch. REGISTRATION

MOFGA Day at the 2020 Maine Agricultural Trades Show

January 14, 2020 – Augusta Civic Center. MOFGA offers free presentations and discussions, open to the public, on organic agriculture. No preregistration required. MOFGA also has an information exhibit all three days of the show. Staff and committee members are available to answer questions about our programs. Note: MOFGA members are encouraged to attend the association's annual meeting at the MOFGA offices in Unity, January 26, 2020 (snow date: Feb. 9).

40th EcoFarm Conference

January 22-25, 2020 – Asilomar State Beach & Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, Calif. The annual EcoFarm Conference builds upon its farmer-to-farmer education model to provide an essential networking and educational hub for ecologically-minded farmers, ranchers, and all who work to support their success in growing a healthy food system and world, featuring 70+ workshops, intensives, keynotes, farm tours, an exhibitor marketplace, tastings, seed swaps, live entertainment, and organic culinary fare. https://eco-farm.org/conference

MOFGA Annual Meeting

January 26, 2020 (snow date: Feb. 9) – Sunday, MOFGA offices in Unity. Mark your calendar!

Hide Tanning: Beyond the Basics

February 18, 2020 – Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center. Fee: $75; $50 for MOFGA members. Join us for a hands-on workshop about the ancient art of turning animal hides into soft leathers or beautiful furs. This workshop is designed for those with some experience tanning. You'll get help troubleshooting common challenges, learn new methods of tanning, and can bring your own projects if you would like to work on them with support. Bring a bagged lunch. REGISTRATION

2020 Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA

June 20, 2020 – Saturday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity.  Free • Open to the public. Come and learn all you need to know and more about living in rural Maine. Free! Over 40 unique, participatory workshops. Includes a plant swap, a potluck picnic lunch, and a stone soup made with your contributions.

 

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