Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Fall Gardening Webinar Series

Resources for Gardeners \ Fall Gardening Webinar Series

Fall is here and winter isn't far behind, but there's still lots to do in the garden and orchard! MOFGA is very happy to be collaborating with our friends at University of Maine Cooperative Extension to offer this Fall Gardening webinar series. Staff members from both our organizations will be sharing tips & tricks to help you make the most of the fall in your garden – and begin planning for next year!

All webinars take place over the lunch hour and are free (optional $5 donation.) Participants will receive the Zoom information after registering for a webinar. All sessions will be recorded and shared with participants following the event. If you are unable to attend the live session, please register to receive a copy of the recording and a resource list.

Planning Your Backyard Orchard

Fall Gardening Webinar Series

October 7, 2020 – Wednesday, 12 noon to 1 p.m., online. Registration is required; a $5 donation is optional. Co-hosted by MOFGA and UMaine Cooperative Extension. Are you thinking of planting some fruit trees next spring? If so, now is the best time to start planning! Join us for the first webinar in our Fall Gardening Webinar Series, hosted in partnership with University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Join MOFGA's Agricultural Specialist for Downeast Maine, C.J. Walke, to learn about choosing locations for different types of fruit trees; considerations when deciding on rootstocks and tree size; choosing varieties and sourcing trees; preparing your ground; best practices when planting; and how to care for young trees.

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Decorating with Nature for Fall

Fall Gardening Webinar Series

October 21, 2020 – Wednesday, 12 to 1 p.m. Instructor: Lynne Holland, UMaine Extension Community Education Assistant. Join UMaine Extension Community Education Assistant, Lynne Holland for this webinar to learn about novel ways to decorate a door, mantle, or table for the upcoming season!  What plants work, what plants to avoid, as well as how to handle them so that they last the season.

Backyard Composting

Fall Gardening Webinar Series

November 4, 2020 – Wednesday, 12 to 1 p.m. Instructor: Mark Hutchinson, UMaine Extension Educator. Home composting is fun and easy if you understand the basic principles and concepts. Join UMaine Extension Educator Mark Hutchinson for this webinar to learn about best practices for managing a successful backyard compost pile!

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Native Seed Starting

Fall Gardening Webinar Series

November 18, 2020 – Wednesday, 12 to 1 p.m. Instructor: Ginger Laurits, York County Master Gardener Volunteer. Did you know that late fall and early winter is the perfect time to start native seeds outdoors? Join Master Gardener Volunteer Ginger Laurits for this webinar to learn how to successfully start and care for native plants!

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Reflections on the Season: Growing Fruit Trees in Maine

Fall Gardening Webinar Series

December 2, 2020 – Wednesday, 12 to 1 p.m. Moderators: Laura Sieger, MOFGA’s Orchard Coordinator and Lynne Holland, UMaine Extension Community Education Assistant. Whether you are a hobby orchardist, commercial grower, or interested in starting your own orchard, we want to hear from you! Join us for this special panel discussion with Fruit Tree experts from across the state to reflect on this past growing season, share lessons and challenges from different parts of the state, and discuss plans for next year’s growing season. REGISTRATION

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Planning your Vegetable Garden: Selecting the Right Seeds

Fall Gardening Webinar Series

December 16, 2020 – Wednesday, 12 to 1 p.m. Instructor: Caleb Goossen, MOFGA’s Crops and Conservation Specialist. Are you starting to receive next year’s seed catalogs and wondering where to begin? Join MOFGA’s Crops and Conservation Specialist Caleb Goossen for this webinar to learn about everything you need to know before you order seeds for next year’s garden including variety selection, disease-resistant, how much to order, and more!  REGISTRATION

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