Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Resources for Gardeners

Resources for Gardeners

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

A Monthly Webinar Series


This summer MOFGA is hosting a series of monthly webinars as part of our Vegetable Gardening for Beginners series, as well as informal Gardening Q&As and more. You can keep up to date with upcoming virtual events here.

All webinars are FREE. Please register in advance – you will be emailed the meeting link.

You can also find recordings of many of our webinars and other great videos, including our new Around the Grounds series, on our YouTube channel.

Building a New Raised Bed Garden – April 30
Recording available on MOFGA's YouTube channel

Rowen Gorman, Community Agriculture Program Coordinator with Cultivating Community, walks us through the methods they use in Portland’s Community Gardens to build incredibly fertile gardens using mostly free materials.


Planning Your Garden – May 14
Recording available soon on MOFGA's YouTube channel

Dan Huisjen will talk about how to figure out what – and how much – to plant in your garden. Trying to figure out how to make the most of your small space? Wondering what seedlings to buy and what to plant from seed? Curious how late you can plant certain crops, or how to have fresh greens ready all summer long? Join us and bring all your questions about planting!


Getting Ahead of the Pests – May 28
Recording available soon on MOFGA's YouTube channel

Join Caleb Goossen, MOFGA's organic crop specialist, to get help figuring out how to prevent pest problems before they arrive – or, if that doesn’t work, deal with those pests using organically-approved methods before they get out of control. Caleb will talk about how to exclude pests from your garden, how to figure out what is eating your tomatoes or brussels sprouts, and what to do about it.


July in the Garden – June 24
Recording available soon on MOFGA's YouTube channel

Join Dave Colson, MOFGA's Agricultural Specialist for Southern Maine, to check in about how things are going and learn about what to focus on in the garden at this time of year. As always: carefully observing what's happening in your garden is the first step! Early July is the latest you can plant many fall crops – we'll discuss what to plant and how. Other seasonal tasks like pruning and trellising will be discussed, too.

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