Pest Management in the Garden

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Dear School Gardeners, An important message about pest management in school gardens: Every school garden program in the state of Maine that is planning to apply products for control of weeds, insects, animals or plant diseases (pesticides) must have a staff member licensed as a Commercial Master Pesticide Applicator. State law since 1988 has required applicators of pesticides to areas … Read More

March 2015 Newsletter

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Upcoming Events Protect Your Backyard Poultry Flock (Bangor) – March 14 York County Regional Gathering: March 14 Oxford County Regional Gathering: March 20 Maine Maple Sunday: March 22 “Read ME” Agriculture: March 23-27 Cumberland County Regional Gathering: March 28 Kennebec County Regional Gathering: April 9 Androscoggin County Regional Gathering: April 30 Maine School Garden Day Intensive: May 2 Penobscot County … Read More

February 2015 Newsletter

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Upcoming Events Lincoln County Regional Gathering: Feb 28 York County Regional Gathering: March 14 Oxford County Regional Gathering: March 20 Maine Maple Sunday: March 22 “Read ME” Agriculture: March 23-27 Cumberland County Regional Gathering: March 28 Kennebec County Regional Gathering: April 9 Androscoggin County Regional Gathering: April 30 Maine School Garden Day Intensive: May 2 Penobscot County Regional Gathering: May … Read More

January 2015 Newsletter

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Upcoming Events Maine Agricultural Trades Show: Jan 13-15 Lincoln County Regional Gathering: Feb 28 Grant Deadlines Captain Planet Foundation Grant: January 31 The Flannel Shirt Fund: Feb 1 Plum $500 Youth Grants: Rolling Digital Wish Grants: Monthly RetreeUS: Rolling Fruit Tree 101: Rolling Let’s Move! Salad Bars to Schools: Rolling School and Community Garden Grants: Multiple Networking Rebecca Jacobs of … Read More

December 2014 Newsletter

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Upcoming Events Maine Agricultural Trades Show: Jan 13-15 Grant Deadlines Captain Planet Foundation Grant: January 31 The Flannel Shirt Fund: Feb 1 Plum $500 Youth Grants: Rolling Digital Wish Grants: Monthly RetreeUS: Rolling Fruit Tree 101: Rolling Let’s Move! Salad Bars to Schools: Rolling School and Community Garden Grants: Multiple Networking Do you have a great idea for a project … Read More

November 2014 Newsletter

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Upcoming Events Maine Farm to School Conference(Ellsworth): Nov 2 Beginner Bee Keeping(Falmouth): Nov 13. Maine School Garden Network Annual Meeting(Damariscotta): Nov 14 Pollinator Health & Safety Conference(South Portland): Nov 20   Grant Deadlines Captain Planet Foundation Grant: January 31 White-Reindhart Mini Grants: Oct 15 Plum $500 Youth Grants: Rolling Digital Wish Grants: Monthly RetreeUS: Rolling Fruit Tree 101: Rolling Let’s … Read More

October 2014 Newsletter

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Upcoming Events Fryeburg Fair: Sept 28-Oct 5 National Farm to School Month: October School Garden 101 Short Course (S. Berwick) Registration Deadline: Oct 17 Master Gardener Volunteer TrainingClasses Start (Knox, Waldo, Lincoln counties): Oct 2 Beginner BeekeepingClasses Start (Falmouth): Oct 14 Great Maine Apple Day (Unity): Oct 25 Maine Farm to School Conference(Ellsworth) Registration Deadline: Oct 29, Conference: Nov 2  Grant Deadlines … Read More

Maine Farm to School Conference 2014

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Join students, teachers, school food service folks and a wide range of citizen supporters who come together to share stories, lessons learned and the dynamic energy of the Maine Farm to School Movement.     This event will provide an opportunity to:   Learn about the 3 legs of the movement: Buying and Cooking Maine Products for School Means Hundreds … Read More

August 2014 Newsletter

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Upcoming Events MOFGA’s Common Ground Country Fair – Sept. 19, 20, 21 (Unity) Maine Harvest Lunch Week – Sept. 22 – 26 School Garden Open House – Sept. 27 Orcharding Workshop with John Bunker – Sept. 28 (Deer Isle) Grants Captain Planet Foundation Grant White-Reindhart Mini Grants Green Works Grant Plum $500 Youth Grants Digital Wish Grants Fruit Tree 101 … Read More

July 2014 Newsletter

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Upcoming Events Pittston Fair: July 24 – July 27 Open Farm Day: July 27 Northern Maine Fair (Presque Isle): July 25-August 2  Bangor State Fair: July 25-August 3 Monmouth Fair: July 29 – August 2 Summer Teachers Institute (Unity College): August 4-8  Topsham Fair: August 5-10 Cooking For Crowds (Bangor): August 7 Skowhegan Fair: August 7-16 Grants Captain Planet Foundation … Read More

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