Friday, June 11, 2010

MOFGA Events This Weekend

June 12 - Woodworkers Do It with Sandpaper – Intro to Sharpening. Sat., 9:30 to 10:30 am at Shelter Institute, 873 Route One, Woolwich, ME. One-hour FREE workshop. Learn how to keep your tools sharp enough to shave with them! We’ll demonstrate techniques using sandpaper, leather strops, honing guides, water stones, oil stones and the Tormek. Call 207-442-7938 or email

June 12 - How and Why to Keep Bees in Top Bar Beehives. Free sustainable beekeeping workshop led by Gold Star Honeybees. Noon to 2:00 p.m. at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center. For more information, call 207-449-1121 or visit Gold Star Honeybees.

June12 - Local Food Supper. A taste of community, hosted by the Arlington Grange and Whitefield neighborhood farms. 4:30 p.m. 3 Grand Army Road, Whitefield, ME. For more information, call 207-549-5600.

June 13 - Gourmet Garden Crawl. 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Rippling Waters Organic Farm, 55 River Road in Steep Falls. This is a delightfully innovative fundraiser to support Rippling Waters' school garden initiative. The tour begins at the farm and continues to three of Rippling Waters' school garden sites: the Bonny Eagle Middle School greenhouse; Edna Libby’s raised beds; and the in-ground garden at George E Jack Elementary School. Guests will ride propane-propelled school buses, courtesy of MSAD #6. At each garden along the tour, participants will meet with student guides, leaders of the farm-to-school and sustainable agriculture movements, and gourmet chefs including Jeff Landry of the Farmers Table, Joshua Mather of Joshua’s, Earl Morse of Portland Harbor Hotel, and Thomas Sheehan of Bon Appetit, St. Joseph College will prepare a progressive feast from seasonal, local ingredients. Upon returning to the farm, participants will enjoy drinks and desserts by Abby Harmon of Caiola’s. There also will be music by a cool jazz band, and a live/silent auction featuring weekend retreats, concerts, and other items. Tickets are $45 for adults, $80 for couples, $10 for youth (ages 12-18), and free for children under 12. For more information, contact Richard Rudolph by email at or by phone at 776-4961.

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