If you have a vegetable garden or have been wanting to start one, sign up for one of MOFGA’s Grow Your Own Garden workshops. These fun and informative one-night courses are offered annually at locations across Maine. Presented by volunteer farmers, Rick and Marilyn Stanley of Chick Farm will be leading the class in Wells on Wednesday, April 4th, and in Kittery on Thursday, April 5th. Both classes are 6 to 9 p.m.; please contact individual adult education programs to register.
Grow Your Own Organic Garden Workshop
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Wednesday, April 4, 2012, plus alternative dates
6 – 9 p.m.
Each year MOFGA sponsors this statewide educational event at over 30 different locations in Maine. Classes run from 6 to 9 p.m. The workshops are open to the public and to people of all gardening skill and experience levels. They are designed to provide folks with essential skills and knowledge needed to make a transition from conventional to organic gardening. The workshop is offered in partnership with Maine’s Adult & Community Education program and community sponsors.
Participants will acquire an understanding of:
• the basics of soil science, and how to enrich soil to produce healthy, high yielding plants; composting methods;
• the principles of crop rotation, and how to incorporate green manures and manage nutrients in the garden;
• the difference between cultivated plants and weeds, and basic weed control strategies; andcommon insect pests and methods of natural insect control.
Classes will be offered at more than 30 locations throughout Maine. Presenters are seasoned MOFGA farmers and gardeners. Please refer to the list online,and register using the contact information given for each location.
For more information and list of locations: www.mofga.org