Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Resources for Gardeners

Resources for Gardeners

August, Ancient Apple Trees, and More

August 24, 2020

In John Bunker's beautiful essay about ancient apple trees in this summer's MOF&G, he writes "Would that we all could enjoy traveling less, enjoying our yards and our neighbors more, tending our gardens, eating local and expressing grace in everything we do." August in Maine makes it easy to enjoy all the things John listed. Our gardens and kitchen counters are overflowing with fresh produce from our gardens, our neighbors, and our local farms. The warm, sunny days help ripen our tomatoes, and the cool, bug free evenings make it more comfortable to be out pulling weeds (or just enjoying an evening cup of tea by the edge of the garden). When you next take a break from this busy season, read on for some helpful resources and upcoming ways to celebrate gardening with MOFGA through online events and the Common Ground Country Fair's digital Exhibition Hall.

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Organic Lawn Care & Yardscaping

July 2, 2020

Many of our community members want to extend the organic practices they use on their farms and in their gardens to their backyards and lawns.  We have some resources to help along the way!

Fact Sheet on Organic Lawn Care

Organic Landscaping Webinar on YouTube

Organic Landscaping Webinar Part 2

How to Use Autumn Leaves to Improve Your Soil

Grow a Native Plant Corridor to Support Pollinators

Ten Reasons to Love Dandelions

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2020 Seed Swap and Scion Exchange

Though we are missing the chance to swap and learn and celebrate the season with all of you in person this year, we are glad to be able to share some of the spirit of the Seed Swap & Scion Exchange with you through webinars, lists of helpful resources and links, and the sharing of scionwood.

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