Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Resources for Gardeners

Resources for Gardeners

Growing Gardens, Growing Hope

Welcome to our new gardener newsletter!


April 6, 2020

We have heard from gardeners throughout Maine (and beyond) who are starting seedlings, dreaming of planting peas, or thinking of starting a garden for the first time. At MOFGA we know that gardens can provide comfort and hope to all of us during times of joy and times of hardship. Nurturing the plants and the soil provides us with a feeling of connection to the world around us. Sharing what we harvest helps us grow our connections to our families and communities. Growing our own food reminds us that gardening is an act of resilience and that together we can grow a more just and robust food system for all.

Growing a garden for the first time?

If you're inspired to grow a garden for the first time this year, here are a few resources that might help you:

Want to try something new this year?

If you've been gardening for a while, maybe you're eager to try some new crops or techniques this year. Consider these ideas:

Now is a great time to work in the orchard


Growing a backyard orchard is a longtime Maine tradition.


Find a calendar of orcharding activities here.

 Where to buy seedlings
MOFGA certified organic seedling map


Looking to purchase seedlings this year?

Many MOFGA-certified organic farms throughout Maine sell seedlings in the spring. We have put together a resource listing and map of farms and garden centers offering organic seedlings this year. Be sure to contact the farm before showing up!

Want to share your ideas?

Send your ideas for gardening and homesteading programming (especially online) to Anna Libby, MOFGA's community education director, at [email protected].



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Looking for more information? You can sign up for our weekly bulletin (MOFGA updates), pest report (sent every two weeks during the growing season), or our local and organic pledge (tips and recipes for eating local and organic year round) here. Stay in touch!

Want to share your ideas?

Send your ideas for gardening and homesteading programming (especially online) or your garden pictures from this year that you’d like to share in this newsletter to Anna Libby, MOFGA’s community education director, at [email protected].