UNITY — MOFGA’s Farm Training Project workshops begin on May 22. These workshops, organized by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, are designed for and targeted to participants in MOFGA’s Apprenticeship Program, though are free and open to anyone who is interested.

The workshops follow an informal format. They generally begin in the late afternoon with a farm tour and are followed by a presentation and demonstration on the topic of the day. Participants are then invited to stay for a potluck supper and discussion. Please bring a dish or something fresh from the farm to share.

The first workshops this season are titled “Starting with the Soil: Sustainable Soil Management.” They take place at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at Six River Farm in Bowdoinham, and at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Village Farm in Freedom.

MOFGA staff and several successful organic farmers will introduce participants to organic soil fertility management and the use of rotation, composting, green manures, cover crops and tillage strategies to build organic matter and enhance the health and productivity of farm soil.

For more information, visit www.mofga.org.

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