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. Please review our event registration policies. 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.

Maple Sugaring Series

Maple Sugaring for Beginners
February 9, 2020
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sap Hound Maple Co., 414 Center Conway Rd., Brownfield, Maine 04010.

Fees: $35 general, $20 MOFGA members, $0 for Journeypeople.

Register here for Maple Sugaring for Beginners at Sap Hound Maple Co.

Are you interested in setting up a small backyard sugarbush at home? Looking for tips to improve your current setup? MOFGA announces a home maple sugaring workshop to answer these questions and more. Led by the wonderful folks at Sap Hound Maple Company, we'll learn how to identify different kinds of maples and about basic tree physiology and other key factors that enable sap production. Participants will get hands-on lessons on how to properly tap trees, supplies needed and the process of turning sap into syrup. Learn what makes Sap Hound Maple a MOFGA-certified organic operation. Please bring a bag lunch and wear gear appropriate for walking and standing outside. We encourage snowshoes. Fees: $35 general, $20 for MOFGA members, free for MOFGA journeypeople. FMI Lucy Cayard at lcayard@mofga.org.


Before the Syrup: Winter Trails, Winter Tree Identification, and Backyard Tapping
February 23, 2020
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Ecology School at River Bend Farm (184 Simpson Rd., Saco, Maine 04072)

Suggested donation $10

Register here for Before the Syrup at The Ecology School

Spend the morning at River Bend Farm with The Ecology School and MOFGA. Explore the winter trails along the Saco River as you learn basic winter tree identification and try your hand at tapping a sugar maple tree. After an hour outside, participants will gather inside the farmhouse for tea, coffee, and hot chocolate and a groupthink to brainstorm ideas for Southern Maine Agricultural community engagement and program needs. All are welcome! Please come prepared to be outside (crampons, warm layers, etc.). Bring your own lunch and snacks! FMI Lucy Cayard at lcayard@mofga.org.

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