upcoming mofga events
Tuesday, July 29 5pm 219 Mill St Rockport
Join herbalist and biodynamic herb gardener Deb Soule for an informative walk through Avena Botanicals' medicinal herb gardens. Deb and a crew of three gardeners collect over 1800 pounds of medicinal herbs by hand each year from 2 1/2 acres. These herbs are then immediately processed on-site into a variety of tinctures, teas, oils and salves. Avena is the first Demeter-certified biodynamic farm in Maine and Deb will include an introduction to biodynamics as part of this tour.
The workshops follow an informal format beginning with a farm tour, followed by a presentation or demonstration on the topic of the day. All are welcome to stay for a potluck supper and discussion - bring a dish or something fresh from the farm to share along with a place setting.
Registration Closes Wednesday, July 3oth
Monday, August 4 4pm MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity
"Putting food by” is a fundamental skill to master if you want to be able to enjoy your garden’s bounty all winter long. Join Master Food Preserver Kate McCarty in Lisbon Falls and Rosey Guest & Cheryl Wixson in Unity for a session on the basics of food preservation and all its various strategies – from pickling, to canning, to freezing, to root cellaring. Be prepared for a hands-on workshop.
Please register for this workshop in advance either online or by calling Abby at 568-4142. Space is limited and free for MOFGA Apprentices. $15 for MOFGA members and general public. Registration closes WEDNESDAY July 30th.
Questions? Call MOFGA 568-4142 or email us.
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