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Friday, September 23
 

9:00am EDT

9:00am EDT

9:00am EDT

Oxen Demonstrations
Friday September 23, 2016 9:00am - 11:30am EDT
Large Livestock Demo Area

9:00am EDT

Cart Demo
Friday September 23, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Large Livestock Demo Area

9:00am EDT

Blacksmithing Demonstrations
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Friday September 23, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Blacksmith Shop

9:00am EDT

9:00am EDT

9:00am EDT

Antique Windlass
Demonstrations of the use of antique winldasses. They are a type of winch used for lifting objects over 100lb.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 9:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Antique Tractors

9:00am EDT

Fleece Sale
Speakers

Friday September 23, 2016 9:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Fleece Tent

9:00am EDT

Stoneworking Demonstrations
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 9:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Stone Workers

9:15am EDT

9:30am EDT

9:30am EDT

9:30am EDT

Directional Tree Felling with a Chainsaw
Demonstrate the open faced notch and bore cut method to direct a tree where it needs to go. Wedges will be used if appropriate.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Woodlot

9:30am EDT

Goat Milking Demonstration
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Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Sheep & Goat Barn

9:30am EDT

Maine Energy Education: Solar, Wind, Electricity Hands-on Demo
Solar, wind and electricity hands- on demos.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 9:30am - 6:00pm EDT
Children's Area

10:00am EDT

10:00am EDT

Mowing with and Sharpening the European Scythe
Techniques for mowing with and sharpening European Scythes

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Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Meet at Booth

10:00am EDT

Answers to Your Organic Vegetable Questions
Come with questions about gardening or farming.

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Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
MOFGA Tent

10:00am EDT

Beginning Seed Saving for the Home Gardener
After reviewing and celebrating the importance and benefits of garden-level seed saving, we will take an in-depth look at the fundamentals of saving seed, focusing on inbreeding self-pollinators with minimal potential for crossing. I aim to provide an increasing amount of hands-on/demo for this somewhat content-heavy topic. The goal is to pair this with Will Bonsall's talk on Advanced Seed Saving to provide a comprehensive review from the basics to advanced.

Speakers

Friday September 23, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Windsor Tent

10:00am EDT

10:00am EDT

Garlic Planting Demonstration
Garlic planting demonstration and detailed discussion of growing garlic, from planting to harvesting.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
North Orchard

10:00am EDT

MeANS Greenhouse
For the past three years, MeANS students have been raising products for our school cafeteria. Using an aquaponic system as well as traditional soil growing, students raise lettuce, herbs and other greens year round

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Litchfield Tent

10:00am EDT

Spinning on a Drop Spindle
Speakers

Friday September 23, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Wednesday Spinners

10:00am EDT

Tree Identification and the Maine Woods
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Low Impact Forestry Tent

10:00am EDT

10:00am EDT

10:00am EDT

From Riding Horse to Pulling Sledge
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Round Pen

10:00am EDT

10:00am EDT

Raising Heritage Pigs for Meat
Tips on how to raise a happy and healthy pig

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Pig Pen

10:00am EDT

Sheep Dog Demo
Herding demonstrations using trained sheepdogs

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Sheep Dogs

10:00am EDT

The Reality of Raising your Own Meat
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Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Barn 3

10:00am EDT

10:00am EDT

Awareness Skills Class
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Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Folk Arts Tent 1

10:00am EDT

Brown Ash Pounding Demonstration
Pound an ash log to manufacture splints for basketmaking

Speakers

Friday September 23, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Maine Indian Basketmakers

10:00am EDT

How to Use a Drum Carder
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Sheep & Goat Barn

10:00am EDT

10:00am EDT

Plowing and Harrowing Demonstrations
Friday September 23, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Field Plots

10:00am EDT

Bow Drill Fire Making
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 10:00am - 3:00pm EDT
The Woods

10:00am EDT

Bread on a Stick Workshop
Camp Kroka will feature an ongoing bread on a stick workshop. This activity is primarily for youth ages 8 and up.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 10:00am - 3:00pm EDT
The Woods

10:00am EDT

Spoon Making Workshop
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Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 10:00am - 3:00pm EDT
The Woods

10:00am EDT

Various Bicycle Demos
Speakers

Friday September 23, 2016 10:00am - 4:00pm EDT
Bicycle Valet

10:00am EDT

10:00am EDT

Horse Drawn Rides
Wagon rides around the livestock area

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Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 10:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Large Livestock Demo Area

10:00am EDT

Highland Cattle Farming
Ask questoins of Highland Cattle Farmer

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 10:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Barn 3

10:15am EDT

Dress for the Garden Parade
Friday September 23, 2016 10:15am - 10:30am EDT
Children's Area

10:30am EDT

10:30am EDT

Dave and Fran Plus
Dave Mussey and Fran Doonan perform as Dave and Fran Plus. Our enthusiastic love of music is infectious. Using blended harmonies and traditional folk instruments, including guitar, bowed psaltery, accordion, mandolin, and autoharp, we engage audiences with melody, fun and humor. Our repertoire includes traditional American folk as well as original songs. Fran’s inspirational stories leave the audience with good feelings, laughter, and food for thought.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am EDT
Spotlight Stage

10:45am EDT

Log Twitching with Draft Animals
Friday September 23, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
Woodlot

11:00am EDT

Live Indian (Eastern) Music with Yoga Demo
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am EDT
Children's Area

11:00am EDT

Canning Basics
Ever wonder how to preserve all those great garden vegetables? This presentation will teach you about recommended methods for preserving foods, the latest and safest recipes, about equipment to insure safety and how to check for properly sealed jars.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Country Kitchen Demos

11:00am EDT

Intro to Vermicomposting
Composting builds soil and conserves resources, but outdoor composting in cold weather can be a challenge. Indoor composting with worms is a great solution. I will demonstrate how easy it is to get started!

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Farm & Homestead Speakers Tent

11:00am EDT

Advanced Seed Saving
This is the second part to a two piece talk focusing on seed saving. This portion will focus on biennials and outcrossers. James Ulager will be giving the first part of this talk focusing on legumes, lettuce and tomatoes.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Windsor Tent

11:00am EDT

Food Bank Farming 101: Veggies for All Model
This session explores the food bank farm model, the formation of strategic community and academic partnerships to increase impacts, methods of engaging local leadership, and best practices of grass roots food access work- through the story of Veggies For All. VFA is a food bank farm that works with 9 food pantries to distribute nutritious, quality food to 1,500 food insecure, rural people in central Maine. VFA has grown and distributed over 130,000 pounds of vegetables since 2007.

Speakers

Friday September 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Litchfield Tent

11:00am EDT

Sustainable Beekeeping
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Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Hayloft

11:00am EDT

Angora Rabbit Care 101
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Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Fleece Speakers Tent

11:00am EDT

Ayurveda and Fall Detox
Come and learn about the 5,000 year old medical science, "Ayurveda;" a holistic medicine from India. In this workshop you will discover tools to help you determine your individual body type; along with help you prepare your body during the change in season through diet and lifestyle techniques. Ayurveda is a preventative and holistic way of healing that treats the root cause of illness, prevents illnesses before they occur and helps keep the body in balance. It is affordable method of health care for you and your family.

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Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Health & Healing Speakers Tent

11:00am EDT

Growing Power and the Good Food Revolution
Will Allen is an urban farmer who is transforming the planning, cultivation, production and delivery of good, healthy food to urban and rural populations. The son of a southern sharecropper, he was a professional basketball player and then worked for a number of years in corporate sales and marketing at Procter & Gamble. In 1993 Allen returned to his roots as a farmer to purchase the last remaining registered farm in the City of Milwaukee, where he established and functions as farmer, founder and CEO of the world-preeminent urban farm and nonprofit organization, Growing Power. He is now recognized as a national and international leader in urban and rural agriculture and food policy. 

Growing Power produces enough produce and fish year-round to feed thousands. Employing young people from the neighboring housing project and community, Growing Power shows how local food systems can help troubled youths, dismantle racism, create jobs, bring urban and rural communities closer together and improve public health. Today his organization helps develop community food systems across the country.

In 2008 Allen was a John D. and Katherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellow and “genius grant” winner. He has been given the National Education Association Security Benefit Corporation Award for Outstanding Service to Public Education in recognition of his work with children, teachers and schools. 

He continues to do his work out of Growing Power’s national headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to bring good food to people all over the world to help end poverty.


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Will Allen

Will Allen is an urban farmer who is transforming the planning, cultivation, production and delivery of good, healthy food to urban and rural populations. The son of a southern sharecropper, he was a professional basketball player and then worked for a number of years in corporate... Read More →

Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
The Common

11:00am EDT

Hands-on Sheep Care
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Sheep & Goat Barn

11:00am EDT

Heritage Turkey 101
Production, breeding, and conservation

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Livestock Speakers Tent

11:00am EDT

The Fjord Draft Breed
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Round Pen

11:00am EDT

Vaulters of MDI
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Show Ring

11:00am EDT

11:00am EDT

17 and Counting: Local Food Sovereignty Ordinance
A discussion of the future and history of the Local Food and COmmunity Self-Governance Ordinance here in Maine. Currently 17 towns have passed the ordinance. Come and learn how you can get it passed in your own town and protect our tradiitonal food ways

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Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

11:00am EDT

Local & Green Energy Options
We will clarify how generators, suppliers, and utilities interact in our conventional electricity system, and the impacts made by local residents' energy choices. We will discuss the numerous electricity options available to Maine residents and businesses, but focus on Maine Green Power.

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Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent

11:00am EDT

Beginning Knot Tying Class
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Friday September 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Folk Arts Tent 1

11:00am EDT

Campfire Baking: Cinnamon Rolls
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Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Folk Arts Tent 1

11:00am EDT

11:00am EDT

Sew Leather Pouch Class
Please bring $10

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Folk Arts Tent 1

11:00am EDT

11:00am EDT

Working Dog Team Demo
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Folk Arts Tent 1

11:00am EDT

Chakra Shenanigans
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Whole Life Tent

11:00am EDT

Married with Chitlins
Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle, Harmonica Strong vocals mixing in an Old Timey style

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Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:10pm EDT
Amphitheater

11:00am EDT

Rigging for Directional Tree Falling
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Woodlot

11:00am EDT

Bound to Have a Little Fun String Band
Traditional string band music

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Maine Folk Traditions Stage

11:30am EDT

Muddy Ruckus
Muddy Ruckus is an americana rock duo out of of Portland, Maine. We are a stripped down duo with male/female vocal harmonies, rootsy guitar and suitcase drum kit. Our music is mostly all original with hints of old timey folk, blues, rock, gypsy and swing.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Spotlight Stage

12:00pm EDT

12:00pm EDT

12:00pm EDT

Lessons Learned at Avian Haven Wild Bird Rehabilitation
'Lessons from Avian Haven, a Citizen's Guide to Helping the Birds of Maine'. The upcoming presentation will discuss common

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Railcar Speakers Tent

12:00pm EDT

Mowing with and Sharpening the European Scythe
Techniques for mowing with and sharpening European Scythes

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Meet at Booth

12:00pm EDT

Working with Nature Spirits, Healing & Earth
A discussion about how to work consciously and cooperatively with the nature spirits on your land, farm, or homestead. A simple guided meditation will be offered to help you connect more deeplu to your land and work.

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Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Farm & Homestead Speakers Tent

12:00pm EDT

Fermented Cider Basics
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Hayloft

12:00pm EDT

12:00pm EDT

The Outdoor Classroom: A Permaculture Approach
Please join us as we discuss how weaving together the ethics, principles and design process of permaculture in educational settings can give youth the ability to approach problems with action oriented solutions. We will share stories and strategies of designing spaces and learning experiences that connect youth to nature, each other and a resilient future.

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Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Litchfield Tent

12:00pm EDT

Forestry as if the Climate (and Future) Mattered
Moderators
Speakers
KH

Ken Hotopp

Conservation BiologistI'm curious about snails (including slugs), both on land and in freshwater. Over the past 20 years I have studied several globally-rare snails, and some snail-wildlife ecology questions, all over the Northeastern US. There are lots of other critters and habitats... Read More →
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Jamie Simpson

Jamie is a forester and environmental lawyer from Nova Scotia. He advocates for sensible forestry policy and sound environmental law. He's written two books on eastern forests: Restoring the Acadian Forest: A guide for woodland owners in Eastern Canada (second edition), and Journeys... Read More →

Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Low Impact Forestry Tent

12:00pm EDT

12:00pm EDT

Herbal Adaptogens
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Herb Tent

12:00pm EDT

'Hearing' the Horse's Body Language
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Round Pen

12:00pm EDT

Fun, Freedom, and Connection with Horses
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Show Ring

12:00pm EDT

Managing the Older Horse
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Livestock Speakers Tent

12:00pm EDT

Meat my Goat: Meat Goat Q&A
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Barn 3

12:00pm EDT

Sheep Dog Demo
Herding demonstrations using trained sheepdogs

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Sheep Dogs

12:00pm EDT

Why Maine Should End Marijuana Prohibition
Discussing the legalization initiative with a Q and A session after


Friday September 23, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

12:00pm EDT

Healthy, Energy Efficient Basements
Learn strategies for making your home a healthy, energy-efficient home by starting at the bottom. Basement retrofits can significantly save energy use in a home, but if not done properly, can create conditions that not only impact occupant health, but cause significant damage to the home that is costly to repair. Includes discussion of drainage, ventilation, insulation, mechanical systems, and retrofitting basements for living space.

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Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent

12:00pm EDT

Intuitive Breathwork
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Whole Life Tent

12:30pm EDT

Reaping and Binding Oats
Speakers

Friday September 23, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Field Plots

12:30pm EDT

Hollowbody Electric
This is a 5-piece band composed of front man, Peter Alexander, on electric or acoustic or 12 string guitar; his wife, Johannah Harkness on keys and ukulele; Sheldon bird on bass; Dave Cipullo on drums; and Kurt Greenstone on horns. they play Indie pop and classic rock, their own versions, of artists such as Jefferson Airplane, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and more. Peter and Johannah are singer/songwriters and Peter's song, 'Vicksburg' won the 2014 Maine Songwriter's Contest.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 12:30pm - 1:40pm EDT
Amphitheater

12:45pm EDT

Sugarbush
We are a local performance trio of Waldo County women. We all sing lead vocals and harmonize, bringing a wide mix of Americana and traditional boot stomping originals about love and farming. Our instruments are guitar, banjo, and cello.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
Spotlight Stage

1:00pm EDT

Women's Tyre Repair
Speakers

Friday September 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Bicycle Valet

1:00pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

Mowing with and Sharpening the European Scythe
Techniques for mowing with and sharpening European Scythes

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Meet at Booth

1:00pm EDT

What to Look for When Purchasing an Older Tractor
What to look for in an older tractor and determining needs instead of wants

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Antique Tractors

1:00pm EDT

The How and Why of Soil Blockers
Learn the advantage of using soil blocks and some practical tips for making them

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Farm & Homestead Speakers Tent

1:00pm EDT

Answers to your Organic Livestock Questions
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
MOFGA Tent

1:00pm EDT

Backyard Grain Growing
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Windsor Tent

1:00pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

Programs and Services Available from FSA
Will provide an update on programs and services available from USDA; Farm Service Agency. Including crop insurance and beginning farm direct and guaranteed loan programs.


Friday September 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Litchfield Tent

1:00pm EDT

Using Green Manures in the Garden or On the Farm
Green manures are among the best ways of adding fresh organic matter to the soil. Come learn how to choose the best one for your garden or farm.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
South Orchard

1:00pm EDT

Choosing the Right Fleece
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Fleece Speakers Tent

1:00pm EDT

Directional Tree Felling with a Chainsaw
Demonstrate the open faced notch and bore cut method to direct a tree where it needs to go. Wedges will be used if appropriate.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Woodlot

1:00pm EDT

Herbs for Childrens' Health
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Herb Tent

1:00pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

Care & Delivery of Newborn Lambs
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Sheep & Goat Barn

1:00pm EDT

Comparing Horse Breeds and Types
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Round Pen

1:00pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

Vaulters of MDI
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Show Ring

1:00pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

A Guaranteed Living Income: A Green Party Discussion
Discussion on what a guaranteed living income would look like

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

1:00pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

Braid a Mug Rug Class
Please bring $10

Speakers

Friday September 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Folk Arts Tent 2

1:00pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

How to do a Home Funeral
Speakers

Friday September 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Folk Arts Tent 2

1:00pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

Needle Felting a Pumpkin
Please bring $10

Speakers

Friday September 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Folk Arts Tent 2

1:00pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

Saw Mill Demonstrations
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Sawmill

1:00pm EDT

Blacksmithing Demonstrations
Speakers

Friday September 23, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Blacksmith Shop

1:15pm EDT

Martin Swinger
Fun family sing-along

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
Sunflower Stage

1:30pm EDT

Log Scooting Contest
Friday September 23, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Large Livestock Demo Area

2:00pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Your Legacy--Planned Giving/Major Gifts to MOFGA
Naming MOFGA in your estate plan or will can bring personal satisfaction and help sustain MOFGA's financial future - enabling programs like training young farmers, teaching about organic gardening and supporting healthy living. Come learn about the basics of planned giving and learn how you can support MOFGA through your will.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
MOFGA Tent

2:00pm EDT

Humanure: It's a Resource!
The cycle of nutrients is completed when a flush toilet is replaced with a dry toilet. Peace Farm's sawdust toilet is an important part of their composting system with humanure-composted human urine and excrement-providing fertilizer for their permaculture gardens.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Garden Shed in North Orchard

2:00pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

How to Make a Monkey Fist and Other Useful Knots
Rope and interactive discussion provided for creating a Monkey's Fist and several other useful knots.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Farm & Homestead Speakers Tent

2:00pm EDT

Grass Fed Veggies
I'll share how I am using a scythe to mow and gather fertility from a meadow polyculture as fodder for the Micro herd in the soil.concentrating The fodder from 5 acres of meadows averaging 3 cuts a year using all the plant material, essentially fresh cut hay, as a feeding mulch for the 1/2 acre of market garden beds at Lamb Cove Farm.I will also talk about my observation that the meadows having all the plant material removed for 7 years are surprisingly much richer than when I started.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Windsor Tent

2:00pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

2016 Wool Buy on the Navajo Nation
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Fleece Speakers Tent

2:00pm EDT

How to Extract Lanolin from Raw Wool
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Sheep & Goat Barn

2:00pm EDT

Herbs for A Vibrant, Happy Post-Partum
Speakers

Friday September 23, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Herb Tent

2:00pm EDT

Sahaja Yoga Mediation
Sahaja Yoga is a unique method of meditation developed by H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi and based on an experience called Self Realization that can occur within each human being. Through this process an inner transformation takes place by which one becomes balanced and integrated mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Like the sprouting of a seed it is a natural, living experience. Sahaja means 'born with' and yoga means 'union' or 'connection'. Physical exercise is not required.


Friday September 23, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Health & Healing Speakers Tent

2:00pm EDT

Before You Buy a Horse
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Livestock Speakers Tent

2:00pm EDT

Building a Positive Working Relationship With a Draft Horse
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Round Pen

2:00pm EDT

Emu Production in Maine
Production, Color Breeding, and TIck control

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Poultry Barn

2:00pm EDT

Sheep Dog Demo
Herding demonstrations using trained sheepdogs

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Sheep Dogs

2:00pm EDT

The Basics of Breeding your own Pigs
What you need to know to start a breeding program; from calculating gestation to successful weaning.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Pig Pen

2:00pm EDT

The Beginning with the Horse
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Show Ring

2:00pm EDT

Connor Garvey
I am a local and nationally touring artist. I've played the past few years at the fair and have loved the opportunity and the experience. I play with a variety of ensemble but have found the trio to work well at the fair. I would love to be a part of future fairs!

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Spotlight Stage

2:00pm EDT

Contradance
Friday September 23, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Maine Folk Traditions Stage

2:00pm EDT

Converting Maine Businesses to Worker Ownership
Maine business owners who want to retire or grow their business can sell to their workers. Here we discuss resources, financing, and successful examples of worker ownership conversions


Friday September 23, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

2:00pm EDT

Wood Pellets for Today & Tomorrow
We will speak about using wood pellets as a renewable heating resource, alternative uses for wood pellets (bedding) and responsible forestry practices. Maine Woods Pellet Co. is the only wood pellet mill, in Maine, that belongs to the Forestry Stewardship Council.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent

2:00pm EDT

Advanced Knot Tying Class
Speakers

Friday September 23, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Folk Arts Tent 1

2:00pm EDT

Wilderness Camp Set-Up
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Folk Arts Tent 1

2:00pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Muddy Marsh Ramblers
e Ramblers are known for their high-energy, unique style of bluegrass music, both traditional and original. Blending in Celtic instrumentals with their dynamic and fun repertoire, the Ramblers consist of five members singing and playing acoustic guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle and upright bass....in old-time style, centered around one big condenser microphone.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 2:00pm - 3:10pm EDT
Amphitheater

2:00pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Plowing and Harrowing Demonstrations
Friday September 23, 2016 2:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Field Plots

2:15pm EDT

Dress for the Garden Parade
Friday September 23, 2016 2:15pm - 2:30pm EDT
Children's Area

2:15pm EDT

Log Twitching with Draft Animals
Friday September 23, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
Woodlot

2:30pm EDT

2:30pm EDT

Needle Felting a Sunflower
Please bring $10

Speakers

Friday September 23, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Folk Arts Tent 2

2:35pm EDT

3:00pm EDT

Trike Forum: Stable, Accessible, Liberating
Gathering of peers to share insights, knowlege, and inspriation as equals. Learn and share. Become the Change today.

Speakers

Friday September 23, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Bicycle Valet

3:00pm EDT

Q&A Meet Up for Beginning Farmers
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
MOFGA Tent

3:00pm EDT

How to Make a Rope Basket
Rope and interactive instruction provided for basic basketmaking. Class size limited to 20 hands-on participants, but all are welcome to watch and listen!

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Farm & Homestead Speakers Tent

3:00pm EDT

Apple Tasting: Vote for your Favorites
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Hayloft

3:00pm EDT

Old World/New World Crops
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Windsor Tent

3:00pm EDT

Soil Health Principles and Benefits
Healthy, fully functioning soil provides an environment that sustains and nourishes plants, soils, microbes and beneficial insects. NRCS soil experts advise how soil health is one of the most effective ways to increase crop productivity and profitability while improving the environment.

Speakers

Friday September 23, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Litchfield Tent

3:00pm EDT

Plant Dying Workshop
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Wednesday Spinners

3:00pm EDT

3:00pm EDT

Maine Tree Medicine

Friday September 23, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Herb Tent

3:00pm EDT

Broody Poultry in a Mixed Flock
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Livestock Speakers Tent

3:00pm EDT

Calming the Nervous Horse
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Round Pen

3:00pm EDT

Playing With Your Donkey
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Show Ring

3:00pm EDT

The Whys and Wherefores of War Tax Resistance
A discussion on the US military and how you can take personal action to divest of the military and about the community of war tax resisters in Maine and across the country

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

3:00pm EDT

Whole Homestead Retrofit for an Unseen Future
Attendees will learn about how to apply permaculture design to all aspects of an existing homestead (food, buildings, energy, water, transportation) in order to weather the challenges of climate change while creating resilient and vibrant systems of health and vitality.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent

3:00pm EDT

Carve a Wooden Spoon Class
Please bring $10

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Folk Arts Tent 1

3:00pm EDT

Friction Fire Class
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Folk Arts Tent 1

3:00pm EDT

Mediumship
Speakers

Friday September 23, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Whole Life Tent

3:10pm EDT

Herbs for Curious Kids
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 3:10pm - 4:00pm EDT
Sunflower Stage

3:15pm EDT

Martin Swinger
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm EDT
Spotlight Stage

3:30pm EDT

Ask a Teamster and their Team
Speakers

Friday September 23, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Low Impact Forestry Tent

3:30pm EDT

Zulu Leprechauns
African drums, djembes etc,accoustic banjo and dulcimer, bass, violin and three harmonizing vocalists making or an eclectic combination of originals, traditional themed and modern compostions

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 3:30pm - 4:40pm EDT
Amphitheater

4:00pm EDT

Goat Milking Demonstration
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 4:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Sheep & Goat Barn

4:00pm EDT

Favorite Bike Story
Speakers

Friday September 23, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Bicycle Valet

4:00pm EDT

An Introduction to Ocean Gardening and Foods
This is a broad overview of ocean gardening; types of crops that can be grown; benefits of sea vegetables; how to prepare them for maximum taste; growing techniques--docks, tanks, rope farms; permits and leases; sources of seed; prototype sea-steads and other issues. Chris Toy will share some of his tasty recipes to demonstrate localvore cuisine trends.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Litchfield Tent

4:00pm EDT

4:00pm EDT

Wild Apples for Fermented Cider
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Hayloft

4:00pm EDT

Build a Chicken Tractor
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Livestock Speakers Tent

4:00pm EDT

Bound to Have a Little Fun String Band
Traditional string band music

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Maine Folk Traditions Stage

4:00pm EDT

4:00pm EDT

Needle Felting a Carrot
Please bring $10

Speakers

Friday September 23, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Folk Arts Tent 2

4:00pm EDT

The Bigelow Battle and Environmental Activism
Known as Maine's "Second Mountain", the Bigelow Range might look very different today were it not for the action of many conservation groups, including the Friends of Bigelow. Learn more here!

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

4:10pm EDT

John Tercyak Entertainmer
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 4:10pm - 5:00pm EDT
Sunflower Stage

4:30pm EDT

Rick Turcotte & Paul Johnson
Rich Americana roots - down to earth music to please everyone

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Spotlight Stage

5:00pm EDT

Milking Dairy Goats
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Barn 3

5:00pm EDT

What Forests and Prairies Can Teach Us
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Windsor Tent

5:00pm EDT

Guinea Fowl 101
Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Livestock Speakers Tent

5:00pm EDT

Contradance
Friday September 23, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Maine Folk Traditions Stage

5:00pm EDT

Long Journey
Long Journey is a musical duo that plays and sings the old time bluegrass and gospel music heard on front porches and small country churches throughout rural America. With banjo, mandolin and mountain harmonies, the music speaks to simpler times...

Speakers
Organization/Business

Friday September 23, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Amphitheater

5:00pm EDT

 
Saturday, September 24
 

9:00am EDT

Easy Tyre Repair
Speakers

Saturday September 24, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Bicycle Valet

9:00am EDT

Getting Started with Bees
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Hayloft

9:00am EDT

Invasive Plants in Your Woodland
Identification of invasive plants and shrubs, discussion of why they're important and where they're found. Presentation also includes control options and optional hands-on experience with tools used for control.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Woodlot

9:00am EDT

Good Foot, Bad Foot, Bare Foot, Shod
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Round Pen

9:00am EDT

9:00am EDT

Oxen Demonstrations
Saturday September 24, 2016 9:00am - 11:30am EDT
Large Livestock Demo Area

9:00am EDT

Cart Demo
Saturday September 24, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Large Livestock Demo Area

9:00am EDT

Donkey & Mule Show
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Show Ring

9:00am EDT

Blacksmithing Demonstrations
Speakers

Saturday September 24, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Blacksmith Shop

9:00am EDT

9:00am EDT

9:00am EDT

Antique Windlass
Demonstrations of the use of antique winldasses. They are a type of winch used for lifting objects over 100lb.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 9:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Antique Tractors

9:00am EDT

Fleece Sale
Speakers

Saturday September 24, 2016 9:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Fleece Tent

9:00am EDT

Stoneworking Demonstrations
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 9:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Stone Workers

9:15am EDT

9:30am EDT

The Earth Loom and its Purpose
Speakers

Saturday September 24, 2016 9:30am - 10:00am EDT
Wednesday Spinners

9:30am EDT

Bill Gawley
Contemporary Folk

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 9:30am - 10:20am EDT
Spotlight Stage

9:30am EDT

Music Together: Music and Movement for All Ages
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 9:30am - 10:20am EDT
Sunflower Stage

9:30am EDT

Directional Tree Felling with a Chainsaw
Demonstrate the open faced notch and bore cut method to direct a tree where it needs to go. Wedges will be used if appropriate.

Speakers

Saturday September 24, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Woodlot

9:30am EDT

Goat Milking Demonstration
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Sheep & Goat Barn

9:30am EDT

Maine Energy Education: Solar, Wind, Electricity Hands-on Demo
Solar, wind and electricity hands- on demos.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 9:30am - 6:00pm EDT
Children's Area

9:30am EDT

Paper Bull Puppet Company Touch Table
Touch and play with puppets

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 9:30am - 6:00pm EDT
Children's Area

10:00am EDT

People Powered Bike Parade: Celebration of Wheeled Mobility
Bring bells!

Speakers

Saturday September 24, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Bicycle Valet

10:00am EDT

10:00am EDT

Lessons Learned at Avian Haven Wild Bird Rehabilitation
'Lessons from Avian Haven, a Citizen's Guide to Helping the Birds of Maine'. The upcoming presentation will discuss common

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Railcar Speakers Tent

10:00am EDT

Mowing with and Sharpening the European Scythe
Techniques for mowing with and sharpening European Scythes

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Meet at Booth

10:00am EDT

Answers to Your Organic Vegetable Questions
Come with questions about gardening or farming.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
MOFGA Tent

10:00am EDT

Beginning Seed Saving for the Home Gardener
After reviewing and celebrating the importance and benefits of garden-level seed saving, we will take an in-depth look at the fundamentals of saving seed, focusing on inbreeding self-pollinators with minimal potential for crossing. I aim to provide an increasing amount of hands-on/demo for this somewhat content-heavy topic. The goal is to pair this with Will Bonsall's talk on Advanced Seed Saving to provide a comprehensive review from the basics to advanced.

Speakers

Saturday September 24, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Windsor Tent

10:00am EDT

Garlic Planting Demonstration
Garlic planting demonstration and detailed discussion of growing garlic, from planting to harvesting.

Speakers

Saturday September 24, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
North Orchard

10:00am EDT

Is My Farm Apprenticeship Program Legal
Does your farm have apprentices or interns? These opportunities can be valuable for both the farm and the apprentice or intern. But farms may unknowingly violate federal or state labor laws. Whether you are an apprentice, intern, or farmer, this presentation will help demystify these important legal questions.

Speakers
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Tom Trenholm

Tom Trenholm counsels Maine farmers in all aspects of employment and labor law as well as organic certification. His family has raised black Angus and milked Guernseys on their farm in Winthrop, Maine for generations - the cows' and his family's.Tom frequently presents at events for... Read More →

Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Litchfield Tent

10:00am EDT

10:00am EDT

10:00am EDT

Home Firewood Production
Home Firewood Production is an overview of the thought processes, skills, strategies, and tools that go into producing quality firewood for home heating.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Low Impact Forestry Tent

10:00am EDT

10:00am EDT

10:00am EDT

Calming the Nervous Horse
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Round Pen

10:00am EDT

Got Milk? Get Your Goats!

Saturday September 24, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Sheep & Goat Barn

10:00am EDT

Guinea Fowl 101
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Livestock Speakers Tent

10:00am EDT

How to Use a Drum Carder
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Sheep & Goat Barn

10:00am EDT

Raising Heritage Pigs for Meat
Tips on how to raise a happy and healthy pig

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Pig Pen

10:00am EDT

Sheep Dog Demo
Herding demonstrations using trained sheepdogs

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Sheep Dogs

10:00am EDT

The Reality of Raising your Own Meat
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Barn 3

10:00am EDT

Women With Wings
Women with Wings is a mostly acapella singing circle, often with drumming accompaniment. The group is fluid in nature, oscillating between 20-30 women who appear each Thursday to sing in the group. They sing simple songs and chants from the heart in an informal and comfortable setting, using tenets of the living oral tradition - no sheet music - just ""going with the flow""! Here is their mission statement: ""Women With Wings seeks the spiritual empowerment of women. It is our goal to create safe, sacred space for exploring women's spirituality through music. Through song we intend to enhance consciousness of Mother Earth, express love for the environment and celebrate traditions from many cultures. As we find the power behind our voices, we then blend that power to create an even greater voice.""

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Maine Folk Traditions Stage

10:00am EDT

Transforming Conflict
Most of us have little training that prepares us to handle times of conflict. Come learn what mediation has to offer in assisting in the transformation of conflict and supporting sustainable outcomes.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

10:00am EDT

Biodiesel 101: Heat and Transportation
Curious about using biodiesel in your home, car, boat or tractor? This is the talk for you! Biodiesel is a renewable fuel that can be a drop-in replacement for petroleum diesel or heating oil. It burns cleaner and can be made from recycled materials. We will go over biodiesel basics: what it is, production, chemistry, benefits, uses, and history as well as some basics about the diesel engine.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent

10:00am EDT

Awareness Skills Class
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Folk Arts Tent 1

10:00am EDT

Carve a Wooden Spoon Class
Please bring $10

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Folk Arts Tent 1

10:00am EDT

10:00am EDT

10:00am EDT

Plowing and Harrowing Demonstrations
Saturday September 24, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Field Plots

10:00am EDT

Highland Mary Morris
Morris Dancing!

Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Roving

10:00am EDT

Bow Drill Fire Making
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 10:00am - 3:00pm EDT
The Woods

10:00am EDT

Bread on a Stick Workshop
Camp Kroka will feature an ongoing bread on a stick workshop. This activity is primarily for youth ages 8 and up.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 10:00am - 3:00pm EDT
The Woods

10:00am EDT

Spoon Making Workshop
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 10:00am - 3:00pm EDT
The Woods

10:00am EDT

Various Bicycle Demos
Speakers

Saturday September 24, 2016 10:00am - 4:00pm EDT
Bicycle Valet

10:00am EDT

10:00am EDT

Fleece Show Judging
Speakers

Saturday September 24, 2016 10:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Fleece Tent

10:00am EDT

Horse Drawn Rides
Wagon rides around the livestock area

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 10:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Large Livestock Demo Area

10:00am EDT

Highland Cattle Farming
Ask questoins of Highland Cattle Farmer

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 10:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Barn 3

10:15am EDT

Dress for the Garden Parade
Saturday September 24, 2016 10:15am - 10:30am EDT
Children's Area

10:30am EDT

10:30am EDT

The Oshima Brothers
The Oshima Brothers, a duo consisting of brothers Sean and Jamie, have been creating music together their whole lives. The brothers are known for their powerful vocal harmony, joyous interaction, and skilled musicianship. They have been entertaining audiences throughout Maine for over 4 years, playing in living rooms, parks, concert halls, bars, churches and opera houses. Jamie (18) is recognized as a virtuosic guitar player and also plays piano, bass, drums and mandolin while Sean (21), is known for his warm vocals, percussion and clever songwriting.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am EDT
Spotlight Stage

10:30am EDT

Happytown
Original and unique, Happytown is a trio featuring a rhythm acoustic guitar and coed two-part harmonies. They perform well-known and loved covers, as well as original compositions by singer Brian Estes. Their unique sound is contrived by multi-instrumentalism; resonator slide guitar, harmonica, ukelele, and home-made cigar box guitars.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 10:30am - 11:40am EDT
Amphitheater

10:45am EDT

Log Twitching with Draft Animals
Saturday September 24, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
Woodlot

11:00am EDT

Cargo Bike Forum
Gathering of peers to share insights, knowledge, and inspiration as equals. Learn and share. Become the Change today.

Speakers

Saturday September 24, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Bicycle Valet

11:00am EDT

Going Local:Climate Action in Your Town
How can we be empowered to address climate change impacts locally? At work in 16 towns to date, Sierra Club Maine activists will describe some of our successful and ongoing local projects. Learn how you can participate at a local level to address these impacts working with an array of collaborative organizations. We're getting ready for 100% renewable-you can too.


Saturday September 24, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Railcar Speakers Tent

11:00am EDT

Baking with Einkorn
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Country Kitchen Demos

11:00am EDT

How to Get it All Done (on the Homestead)
...and how to cope when you don't!

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Farm & Homestead Speakers Tent

11:00am EDT

Basic Soils at the Soil Trench
A licensed soil scientist will provide present glaciofluvial soil profiles at the base of an outwash delta adjacent to a wetland, with the impact on some soil properties from past land use.


Saturday September 24, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Soil Pit

11:00am EDT

Advanced Seed Saving
This is the second part to a two piece talk focusing on seed saving. This portion will focus on biennials and outcrossers. James Ulager will be giving the first part of this talk focusing on legumes, lettuce and tomatoes.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Windsor Tent

11:00am EDT

Food Bank Farming 101: Veggies for All Model
This session explores the food bank farm model, the formation of strategic community and academic partnerships to increase impacts, methods of engaging local leadership, and best practices of grass roots food access work- through the story of Veggies For All. VFA is a food bank farm that works with 9 food pantries to distribute nutritious, quality food to 1,500 food insecure, rural people in central Maine. VFA has grown and distributed over 130,000 pounds of vegetables since 2007.

Speakers

Saturday September 24, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Litchfield Tent

11:00am EDT

11:00am EDT

Harvesting Wool of Angora Rabbits
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Fleece Speakers Tent

11:00am EDT

11:00am EDT

Gut-Friendly Delicious Edible Weeds
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Herb Tent

11:00am EDT

Thyroid Care, Naturally
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Health & Healing Speakers Tent

11:00am EDT

A New England Food Vision- Considerations for building capacity to produce at least 50 percent of the region's food by 2060
In 2011, along with several other co-authors including MOFGA’s previous executive director, Russell Libby, Amanda Beal was part of a team of researchers and food system experts that began to explore in depth the capacity for New England to produce a much higher percentage of its food than it currently does. Over the next few years, “A New England Food Vision: Healthy Food for All, Sustainable Farming and Fishing, Thriving Communities” was developed and published by Food Solutions New England. This vision is a collaborative report, based on extensive research and designed with broad public input, that considers the future of our region: a future in which food nourishes a social, economic and environmental landscape that supports a high quality of life for everyone, including generations to come. Such an aspirational vision has attracted great interest and support from farmers, fishermen, policymakers, academics and many others. Yet as the path toward achieving this vision emerges, it remains largely to be built, and Maine plays an especially important role in the potential to produce 50 percent of the region’s food by 2060. Beal will give an overview of “A New England Food Vision” and describe how it is being used by numerous individuals and organizations. She will tell what needs to be done to achieve the goal of producing at least 50 percent of the region’s food by 2060.

Beal’s lifelong interest in how we produce food began as a child growing up on her family's Maine dairy farm, as well as on the coast of Casco Bay, where she has fond memories of digging for dinner alongside her grandfather in the clam flats in summer and warming the bench of his smelt shanty in winter. Beal served on MOFGA’s board for 10 years, including two years (2008-2009) as president, and returned to the board in 2015 after a five-year hiatus while she pursued graduate studies in the Agriculture, Food & Environment master's program at Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. She is now completing her Ph.D. in the Natural Resources and Earth Systems Science program at the University of New Hampshire while working for Maine Farmland Trust.


Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
The Common

11:00am EDT

Fun, Freedom, and Connection with Horses
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Round Pen

11:00am EDT

Hands-on Sheep Care
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Sheep & Goat Barn

11:00am EDT

11:00am EDT

Introduction to Restorative Justice
Join us for an overview of Restorative Justice philosophy and practice. Using anecdotes and activities, we will endeavor to gve you a solid grounding in the work we do and the philosophy behind it.


Saturday September 24, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

11:00am EDT

11:00am EDT

Beginning Knot Tying Class
Speakers

Saturday September 24, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Folk Arts Tent 1

11:00am EDT

11:00am EDT

Wood-Splitting Demo
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Folk Arts Tent 1

11:00am EDT

Working Dog Team Demo
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Folk Arts Tent 1

11:00am EDT

Rigging for Directional Tree Falling
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Woodlot

11:00am EDT

Bound to Have a Little Fun String Band
Traditional string band music

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Maine Folk Traditions Stage

11:00am EDT

Animal Communications
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Whole Life Tent

11:00am EDT

Seed Swap
Saturday September 24, 2016 11:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Exhibition Hall

11:00am EDT

Song Dog Puppeteers
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 11:00am - 11:50pm EDT
Sunflower Stage

11:30am EDT

The Gawler Family
John and Ellen Gawler, with their daughters, Molly, Edith and Elsie Gawler, bring you an assortment of old and new sounds from many folk traditions. They accompany their warm interweaving family harmonies with fiddles, banjo, wooden banjo, cello, guitar, ukulele and piano as well as a few surprises. Whether crooning a quietly poignant ballad, or delivering some rollicking fiddle tunes, their unique arrangements are especially engaging and often go along with anecdotes of historical or humorous content.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 11:30am - 12:45pm EDT
Spotlight Stage

12:00pm EDT

12:00pm EDT

12:00pm EDT

What's going on in the Maine Woods?
More mills are closing, more lands are being sold, and the push continues for more logging on public lands, more motorized access into remote areas, more dams and mines and industrial energy developments. But there are also exciting conservation initiatives. Find out who is doing what where.


Saturday September 24, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Railcar Speakers Tent

12:00pm EDT

Mowing with and Sharpening the European Scythe
Techniques for mowing with and sharpening European Scythes

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Meet at Booth

12:00pm EDT

Edible Disguised as Ornamental
Imagine a beautiful lush landscape that fits right in with the rest of your neighborhood. Now imagine that everything growing is edible! Learn about the many surprising ornamentals that you can eat.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Farm & Homestead Speakers Tent

12:00pm EDT

12:00pm EDT

How to Breed Resilient Open-pollinated Vegetables
How to Breed Resilient Open-pollinated Vegetables

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
North Orchard

12:00pm EDT

12:00pm EDT

Permaculture Design for Earthworks & Water
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Hayloft

12:00pm EDT

Forestry as if the Climate (and Future) Mattered
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Llyod Irland

Llyod Irland

Growing up in Chicago, Irland spent summers in northern Wisconsin on a scout camp staff. He earned his B.S. at Michigan State; an M.S. at University of Arizona. He served in the Army in Vietnam, then earned a Ph.D. at Yale. He was then a U.S. Forest Service economist in the South... Read More →
avatar for Jamie Simpson

Jamie Simpson

Jamie is a forester and environmental lawyer from Nova Scotia. He advocates for sensible forestry policy and sound environmental law. He's written two books on eastern forests: Restoring the Acadian Forest: A guide for woodland owners in Eastern Canada (second edition), and Journeys... Read More →

Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Low Impact Forestry Tent

12:00pm EDT

Herbs for Fall and Winter Wellness
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Herb Tent

12:00pm EDT

12:00pm EDT

4-H Goat Showing & PB Sandwich Game

Saturday September 24, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Show Ring

12:00pm EDT

Meat my Goat: Meat Goat Q&A
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Barn 3

12:00pm EDT

Mounted Games That Teach
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Show Ring

12:00pm EDT

Sheep Dog Demo
Herding demonstrations using trained sheepdogs

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Sheep Dogs

12:00pm EDT

12:00pm EDT

12:00pm EDT

Shape Note Singing
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Maine Folk Traditions Stage

12:00pm EDT

Artificial Intelligence & farming in the 21st Century
As the world population grows to 8.2 billion by 2025 and 9.7 billion by 2050, we will need to produce 70% more food than is currently produced today. Agriculture requires a revolution, but is artificial intelligence that revolution?

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

12:00pm EDT

Striking the Balance: Fresh Air Ventilation & Energy Recovery
Explaining why fresh air ventilation is critical to the health and well being of the occupants in any home, especially homes that have been "tightened" or built to be energy efficient. We will provide health evidence of why this is necessary and how to design, install and maintain these system. Also how they can improve the efficiency of the home.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent

12:00pm EDT

12:00pm EDT

Sew Leather Pouch Class
Please bring $10

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Folk Arts Tent 1

12:00pm EDT

Lynn Deeves with Robby Coffin
Soulful folk & Blues

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 12:00pm - 1:10pm EDT
Amphitheater

12:10pm EDT

The Ecology School
Ecological/food systems skits and songs

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 12:10pm - 1:00pm EDT
Sunflower Stage

12:30pm EDT

Reaping and Binding Oats
Speakers

Saturday September 24, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Field Plots

1:00pm EDT

Recumbent Bike Forum
Gathering of peers to share insights, knowledge, and inspiration as equals. Learn and share. Become the Change today.

Speakers

Saturday September 24, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Bicycle Valet

1:00pm EDT

Poetry Reading

Saturday September 24, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Russell's Poetry Grove

1:00pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

Children's Pie Judging
Saturday September 24, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Exhibition Hall

1:00pm EDT

Mowing with and Sharpening the European Scythe
Techniques for mowing with and sharpening European Scythes

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Meet at Booth

1:00pm EDT

What to Look for When Purchasing an Older Tractor
What to look for in an older tractor and determining needs instead of wants

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Antique Tractors

1:00pm EDT

Intro to Vermicomposting
Composting builds soil and conserves resources, but outdoor composting in cold weather can be a challenge. Indoor composting with worms is a great solution. I will demonstrate how easy it is to get started!

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Farm & Homestead Speakers Tent

1:00pm EDT

Answers to your Organic Livestock Questions
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
MOFGA Tent

1:00pm EDT

Apple Varieties for the Home Orchard
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Hayloft

1:00pm EDT

Backyard Grain Growing
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Windsor Tent

1:00pm EDT

Invasive Terrestrial and Wetland Plants 101
Plants such as shrubby honeysuckle, buckthorn, Japanese barberry, and others are invading Maine farms, woods, and wetlands. Learn how to identify common invasive plants and strategies for controlling them. If conditions allow, we will take a walk to see some invasive plants on MOFGA property, and see how to manage them using hand tools. We will also demonstrate Apps that are useful for invasive plant identification and mapping, including iMapInvasives. Bring your invasive plant questions!

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Railcar Speakers Tent

1:00pm EDT

Using Green Manures in the Garden or On the Farm
Green manures are among the best ways of adding fresh organic matter to the soil. Come learn how to choose the best one for your garden or farm.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
South Orchard

1:00pm EDT

Choosing the Right Fleece for Your Project
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Fleece Speakers Tent

1:00pm EDT

Directional Tree Felling with a Chainsaw
Demonstrate the open faced notch and bore cut method to direct a tree where it needs to go. Wedges will be used if appropriate.

Speakers

Saturday September 24, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Woodlot

1:00pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

Plant Medicine to Promote Fertility
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Herb Tent

1:00pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

Becoming the Horse's Human
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Round Pen

1:00pm EDT

Care & Delivery of Newborn Lambs
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Sheep & Goat Barn

1:00pm EDT

Heritage Turkey 101
Production, breeding, and conservation

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Livestock Speakers Tent

1:00pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

A Guaranteed Living Income: A Green Party Discussion
Discussion on what a guaranteed living income would look like

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

1:00pm EDT

New Masonry Heater Products & Emission Testing
We'll discuss new easy ways to build masonry heater core, complete core and kin system now available as well as summary of the current emissions testing for masonry heaters.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent

1:00pm EDT

Braid a Mug Rug Class
Please bring $10

Speakers

Saturday September 24, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Folk Arts Tent 2

1:00pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

How to do a Home Funeral
Speakers

Saturday September 24, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Folk Arts Tent 2

1:00pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

Wet Felted Soap
Please bring $10

Speakers

Saturday September 24, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Folk Arts Tent 2

1:00pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

Public Policy Teach-In: Local Pesticide Control: How Your Town Can Protect Health and the Environment

With a 700-percent increase in the distribution of home-use pesticide products in Maine in recent years,(1) what are citizens’ options when state and federal governments are not adequately protecting our health and the environment from these toxic chemicals?

 

Maine is fortunate to be one of seven states that allow towns to create local laws that are more restrictive than state or federal laws. Currently, 26 Maine municipalities have passed ordinances tailored to the special needs of their communities and restricting pesticide use beyond state requirements.(2) The most comprehensive, in Ogunquit, prohibits outdoor pesticide application on public and private property. South Portland and Portland are considering similar prohibitions.

Our 2016 Teach-In features the cofounder of a national advocacy organization, the sustainability coordinator for one of Maine’s largest cities, a local activist, a town conservation commission chair, a director of a conservation organization and a physician. Hear how they are helping their communities better protect themselves from pesticide exposure.

 

 

Citations:

(1) Source: Maine Board of Pesticides Control.

(2) http://www.maine.gov/dacf/php/pesticides/public/municipal_ordinances.shtml


Moderators
PS

Paul Schlein

On MOFGA’s Public Policy Committee and was the public information officer for the Maine Board of Pesticides Control.

Speakers
MC

Mary Cerullo

The associate director of the South Portland marine conservation organization Friends of Casco Bay. She is responsible for publications, public relations and educational outreach, including the environmentally friendly lawn care program, BayScaping. She is the author of 21 award-winning... Read More →
JF

Jay Feldman

Cofounded the advocacy organization Beyond Pesticides and has been director since 1981. In 1978 he dedicated himself to finding solutions to pesticide problems after working with farmworkers and small farmers through an EPA grant to work with the national advocacy organization Rural... Read More →
AY

Avery Yale Kamila

A journalist with a degree in environmental science who grew up on an organic farm in Maine and attended the first Common Ground Country Fair held in her hometown of Litchfield. A resident of Portland, she and Portland businesswoman Maggie Knowles formed the grassroots group Portland... Read More →
MA

Mary Ann Nahf

Chair of the Harpswell Conservation Commission. Harpswell is an island community with 216 miles of shoreline. Since 2004, through a combination of educational programs and ordinances, residents have reduced polluted runoff into Casco Bay. In 2009, the Board of Selectmen was the first... Read More →
JR

Julie Rosenbach

The sustainability coordinator for South Portland, where she works on climate action planning, energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, waste reduction and recycling programs, alternative transportation options, minimizing toxics, and education and outreach regarding sustainability... Read More →
DB

Dr. Bruce Taylor

A former professor and chair of the Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology and Intensive Care at Driscoll Children’s Hospital, Corpus Christi. He is board-certified in pediatrics and anesthesiology and has held a fellowship in genetics and metabolism at the University of Texas Health... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Spotlight Stage

1:00pm EDT

Maine Squeeze Accordions
The Maine Squeeze plays eclectic music from around the world in hand clapping, foot tapping accordion tradition. Fair goers are encouraged to join their wandering minstrels, as they often bring smiles, singing and dancing throughout the fairgrounds to all ages. Their roving band has up to 8 accordion players as well as a washboard player - many times other musicians simply join right in. They also have a tradition of leading an afternoon Parade of Vegetables through the fairgrounds.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Roving

1:00pm EDT

Saw Mill Demonstrations
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Sawmill

1:00pm EDT

Blacksmithing Demonstrations
Speakers

Saturday September 24, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Blacksmith Shop

1:15pm EDT

Matt Loosigian: Ecology & Conservation Music
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
Sunflower Stage

1:30pm EDT

Woodlot Tour
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Woodlot

1:30pm EDT

Hilton Park
Earthy, emotionally expressive and superbly crafted Americana, Folk & Blues.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 1:30pm - 2:40pm EDT
Amphitheater

1:30pm EDT

Log Scooting Contest
Saturday September 24, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Large Livestock Demo Area

2:00pm EDT

Common Ground Country Fair Poster Signing
Meet the artist of the 2016 Fair poster, Toki Oshima, and have her sign your copy.

Speakers

Saturday September 24, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Country Store

2:00pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Your Legacy--Planned Giving/Major Gifts to MOFGA
Naming MOFGA in your estate plan or will can bring personal satisfaction and help sustain MOFGA's financial future - enabling programs like training young farmers, teaching about organic gardening and supporting healthy living. Come learn about the basics of planned giving and learn how you can support MOFGA through your will.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
MOFGA Tent

2:00pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Pollinator Conservation Through Agriculture
Research has shown that wild native bees can contribute substantially to crop pollination on farms where their habitat needs are met. As honeybee hives become scarcer and more expensive, restoring native pollinators becomes increasingly more important. This talk focuses on strategies that farmers and gardeners can utilize to improve habitat and conditions on their homestead or farm to preserve and promote populations of native bees and other beneficial insects for improve pollination services.


Saturday September 24, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Railcar Speakers Tent

2:00pm EDT

Living in Harmony with Nature
We will discuss our transition from suburban living to deep wilderness homestead living in harmony with Nature and give examples of how to get started living more in harmony with nature from where you live right now.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Farm & Homestead Speakers Tent

2:00pm EDT

Global Connections in Organic Agriculture
In Central America, like in Maine, farmers want to provide for their families and leave land that can be farmed by future generations. What are the similarities and differences in choices faced by farmers around the world? Eliot Coleman of Four Season Farm and Florence Reed of Sustainable Harvest International will share photos and stories of organic farms in Maine and Central America, while discussing how they are connected in creating a healthy food system and livable planet for all us.


Saturday September 24, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Litchfield Tent

2:00pm EDT

Hardy Succulents for the Stone Wall Gardens
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Hayloft

2:00pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

How to Extract Lanolin from Raw Wool
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Sheep & Goat Barn

2:00pm EDT

I Bought a Fleece. Now What?
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Fleece Speakers Tent

2:00pm EDT

Seven Hallmarks of a Well-Managed Woods
This presentation will discuss the seven hallmarks of a well managed woodlot

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Low Impact Forestry Tent

2:00pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

ArtHOPE: The Ways to Creative Wellness
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Health & Healing Speakers Tent

2:00pm EDT

Medicine from the Sea
Speakers

Saturday September 24, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Herb Tent

2:00pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Developing Safe Havens With Horses
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Round Pen

2:00pm EDT

Sheep Dog Demo
Herding demonstrations using trained sheepdogs

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Sheep Dogs

2:00pm EDT

The Basics of Breeding your own Pigs
What you need to know to start a breeding program; from calculating gestation to successful weaning.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Pig Pen

2:00pm EDT

The Beginning with the Horse
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Show Ring

2:00pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Contradance
Saturday September 24, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Maine Folk Traditions Stage

2:00pm EDT

17 and Counting: Local Food Sovereignty Ordinance
A discussion of the future and history of the Local Food and COmmunity Self-Governance Ordinance here in Maine. Currently 17 towns have passed the ordinance. Come and learn how you can get it passed in your own town and protect our tradiitonal food ways

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

2:00pm EDT

Passivhaus for Maine
Passivhaus is a German construction concept that reduces building energy use by 80% over conventional construction. Come learn the design concepts and construction methods to achieve a high level of comfort, durability, and healthy indoor air quality with minimal or zero energy bills.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent

2:00pm EDT

Advanced Knot Tying Class
Speakers

Saturday September 24, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Folk Arts Tent 1

2:00pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Working Dog Team Demo
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Folk Arts Tent 1

2:00pm EDT

Shamanism

Saturday September 24, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Whole Life Tent

2:00pm EDT

Plowing and Harrowing Demonstrations
Saturday September 24, 2016 2:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Field Plots

2:15pm EDT

Dress for the Garden Parade
Saturday September 24, 2016 2:15pm - 2:30pm EDT
Children's Area

2:15pm EDT

Log Twitching with Draft Animals
Saturday September 24, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
Woodlot

2:30pm EDT

2:30pm EDT

2:30pm EDT

Needle Felted Brooch
Please bring $10

Speakers

Saturday September 24, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Folk Arts Tent 2

3:00pm EDT

Ask a Teamster and their Team
Speakers

Saturday September 24, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Low Impact Forestry Tent

3:00pm EDT

BRIO!
BRIO! is a trio consisting of Martin Swinger, Deb Hensley and Matt Loosigian. Matt and Martin have enjoyed performing regularly at CGF on Spotlight and Sunflower Stages, Deb has appeared at Amphitheater stage with Little Debbie and the Snack Cakes.

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
Spotlight Stage

3:00pm EDT

Velomobile: Practical Pedal Powered Vehicles Forum
Gathering of peers to share insights, knowledge, and inspiration as equals. Learn and share. Become the Change today.

Speakers

Saturday September 24, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Bicycle Valet

3:00pm EDT

Q&A Meet Up for Beginning Farmers
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
MOFGA Tent

3:00pm EDT

Solar Cooking
Speakers

Saturday September 24, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Country Kitchen Demos

3:00pm EDT

CANCELLED-Wild Utah: America's Red Rock Wilderness
Join Grassroots Organizer Travis Hammill for a discussion about land management and the importance of protecting your wild public land.  Also, we will be discussing our push with the Bear's Ears Intertribal Coalition for a new national monument in Utah. Email travis@suwa.org with questions

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Railcar Tent

3:00pm EDT

Worksongs for Shucking Garlic and Dried Beans
Bring your garlic and dried beans and Edith and Bennett of Duchback Farm and worksongs.org will lead a group in singing as we shuck them. You'll leave with a pocket full of songs that work in your barn or fields and your bags full of seed garlic ready for planting, beans ready for eating. *Please bring your own seeds/beans!

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Farm & Homestead Speakers Tent

3:00pm EDT

Farmland Access and Tenure
Seeking farmland? Thinking of retiring from farming (someday)? Own farmland that you'd like to see used by a farmer? Come join a conversation about the issues involved and the methods employed to keep farmland in the hands of farmers.

Speakers

Saturday September 24, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Litchfield Tent

3:00pm EDT

Fermenting Foods From Your Garden
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Hayloft

3:00pm EDT

Old World/New World Crops
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Windsor Tent

3:00pm EDT

3:00pm EDT

The Ten Biggest Mistakes Landowners Make
Common problems landowners face and how to avoid them

Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Low Impact Forestry Tent

3:00pm EDT

Applied Homeopathy
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Health & Healing Speakers Tent

3:00pm EDT

Maine Tree Medicine

Saturday September 24, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Herb Tent

3:00pm EDT

Goat Nature
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Sheep & Goat Barn

3:00pm EDT

Modifying a Breastcollar Harness for Pairs
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Round Pen

3:00pm EDT

Riding the Draft Horse
Speakers
Organization/Business

Saturday September 24, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Show Ring

3:00pm EDT

3:00pm EDT