More than 35 locations plan MOFGA education programs

The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, local adult and community education programs and community sponsors will offer Grow Your Own Organic Garden workshops at more than 35 locations.

MOFGA representatives will host sessions from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, (with alternative dates in some communities, listed below). Instructors are experienced MOFGA farmers or gardeners from the region. Learn the basics of soil science and how to enrich soil and manage nutrients to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. The course will also cover the basics of making and using compost; of rotating crops and incorporating green manures in the garden; distinguishing between cultivated plants and weeds; and basic weed, insect and disease management.

These workshops are open to the public and to people of all gardening skill and experience levels. They provide the skills and knowledge needed to transition from conventional to organic gardening. Most locations charge a $5 materials fee to cover the cost of handouts.

• Augusta, April 8, Augusta Adult and Community Education; 626-2470 or www.augustaschools.org.

• Bar Mills, April 8, Bonny Eagle Adult Education; 929-9185 or sad6.maineadulted.org.

• Bath, April 8, RSU 1 Adult Education; 443-8255 or bath.maineadulted.org.

• Belfast, April 8, Belfast Free Library; 338-3884 or www.belfast.lib.me.us.

• Blue Hill, April 8, Blue Hill Public Library; 374-5515 or www.bhpl.net.

• Boothbay Harbor, April 8, Boothbay Region Adult and Community Education; 633-3224 or boothbayae.org.

• Bucksport, April 1, 6-7:30 (three weeks), RSU 25 Adult & Community Education; 469-2129; www.rsu25adulted.com.

• Castine, April 8, Adult Reading Room, Witherle Memorial Library, 41 School St., Castine; www.witherle.lib.me.us.

• Damariscotta, April 8, Central Lincoln County Adult Education, 563-2811; www.clc.maineadulted.org.

• Dover-Foxcroft, April 8, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative, 564-6525; www.pvaec.org.

Fairfield, April 8, Lawrence Adult Education, 453-4200, ext. 3114; www.msad49.org.

• Farmington, April 8, Franklin County Adult Education, 778-3460; www.fcae.msad9.k12.me.us.

• Fort Kent, April 8, MSAD 27 Adult and Community Education, 834-3536; www.msad27.maineadulted.org

• Freeport, April 8, Freeport Community Library; 865-3307 or www.freeportlibrary.com.

• Gardiner, April 6, MSAD 11 Adult Education; 582-3774 or www.msad11.org/adulted.

• Gorham, April 8, Gorham Adult Education; 222-1095 or www.gorham.maineadulted.org.

• Gray, April 8, Gray-New Gloucester Adult & Community Education; 657-2620 or www.MSAD15.org.

• Hallowell, April 8, Vaughan Homestead Foundation; 622-9831 or vaughanhomestead.org.

• Hampden, April 8, MSAD 22 Adult Education; 862-6422 or www.rsu22.us.

• Houlton, April 8, Houlton/Hodgdon MSAD 29/70 Adult Education; 521-3154 or sad29.maineadulted.org.

• Kennebunk, April 8, Adult Education of the Kennebunks and Arundel; 985-1116 or kennebunk.maineadulted.org.

• Kittery, April 14, Kittery Adult Education or kittery.maineadulted.org.

• Lewiston, April 8, 5:30-8:30, Lewiston Adult Education; 795-4141 or www.lewistonadulted.org.

• Mount Desert, April 8, Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education; 288-4703 or mdi.maineadulted.org.

• Oakland, April 8, RSU 18 Messalonskee Office of Mid-Maine Regional Adult & Community Education; 465-9134 or www.rsu18.org.

• Orono, April 7, Orono Adult & Community Education; 866-4119 or www.rsu26.org.

• Portland, April 8, Whole Foods Market; 774-7711 or www.wholefoodsmarket.com.

• Presque Isle, April 1, MSAD 1 Adult & Community Education; 764-4776 or adulted.sad1.org.

• Rockport, April 8, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education; 236-7800, ext. 274, or fivetowns.maineadulted.org.

• Scarborough, April 8, Scarborough Adult Learning Center; 730-5040 or scarborough.maineadulted.org.

• Stockton Springs, April 7, Stockton Springs Community Library; 567-4147 or www.stocktonspringslibrary.org.

• Sullivan, April 8, Regional School Unit 24; 422-4794 or www.rsu24.maineadulted.org.

• Thorndike, April 8, RSU#3 Adult & Community Education; 568-3426 or rsu3.maineadulted.org.

• Topsham, April 8, Merrymeeting Regional Adult Education; 729-7323 or www.merrymeeting.org.

• Trescott Township, April 8, Cobscook Learning Center; 733-2233 or www.thecclc.org.

• Turner, April 8, MSAD 52 Adult & Community Education; 225-1010 or msad52.coursestorm.com.

•Washington, April 8, RSU 40/MSAD 40 Adult Education; 832-5205 or www.msad40.maineadulted.org.

• Wells, April 8, Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Education; 646-4565 or wells-ogunquit.maineadulted.org.

• Whitefield, April 8, Sheepscot General; 549-5185 or www.sheepscotgeneral.com.

For more information, visit www.mofga.org, www.maineadulted.org or call 568-4142.


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