Get Your Garden On

Want to learn how to:
- Organic Garden? - Raise Chickens? - Create a Root Cellar? - Keep Bees? - Compost with Worms? - Grow Fruit?

We're getting ready to kick off our big sustainable food event Food+Farm 2009 this Thursday. There's a whole mess of great talks, film screenings and hands-on events to help you learn more about our access to safe, sustainable food.


One part of Food+Farm that we're extra excited about is Food+Farm University, a day of in-depth workshops on Sunday, May 10th organized by our friends at the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) Education Committee. It's a great, affordable opportunity to learn food production (and preserving) skills - and it's Mother's Day, a day at Food+Farm would make a great gift for Mom.


9:30–12:30Urban Chicken Care (Stacy Collins, SoPo Chickens)

9:30–11:15Grow Your Own Organic Urban Garden
(Roger Doiron, Kitchen Gardeners International)

11:30–12:30Vermicomposting (Mark Follansbee, WormMainea)

12:30–2:00Lunch Break (on your own)

2:00–5:00Backyard Beekeeping & Meadmaking Demo
(Erin Forbes, Overland Apiaries & Eli Cayer, Maine Mead Works)

2:00–3:15Basic Root Cellar Techniques for the Basement or Backyard
(Cheryl Wixson, MOFGA)

3:30–5:00Selecting and Growing Small Fruit in Small Spaces
(Lisa Fernandes, Portland Permaculture & David Buchanan, Eat By Design)

[And a special shout-out to our "Grow Your Own Organic Garden" presenter, Roger Doiron of Kitchen Gardeners International who was just received the Heart of Green "Ground Breaker" award for his work in promoting healthy kitchen gardens and in successfully encouraging the Obamas to replant one at the White House.]

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