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;
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; and
common insect pests and methods of natural insect control.