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Boots-2-Bushels: Boot Camp for Market Gardeners and Farmers


Classes held twice monthly, January 11 – May 24 (via zoom)
Weekly Field Work, May – September 2021
Workshop is FULL.
Please email if you would like to be placed on a waiting list.

Learn how to go from seed to salary with this course for military veterans, their family members, and farmers with a disability interested in growing and selling their own farm produce.

Participants who attend 85% of all classes and participate in the growing program will earn a Certificate of Completion and Letter of Recommendation. All participants will be able to take home weekly shares of the produce they are growing.

Space is limited.  Preference will be given to participants who are veterans or veteran family members, and/or farmers with a disability.

Note: If registering more than one person, please register the first participant, click Enroll, and then use the “Continue Shopping” option in your cart to add additional participants.

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Program Description

All classes taught by UMaine Extension and MOFGA subject matter experts.
For complete information, including the course syllabus, visit the Boots-2-Bushels website.

  • January 11: Soil Health
  • January 25: Crop Planning
  • February 8: Small Fruit Production, Safe Food Handling
  • February 22: Vegetable Production (Leaf, Cucurbit, and Nightshades)
  • March 8: Vegetable Production (Root, Bulb, and Cole Crops)
  • March 22: Business planning, Bookkeeping and Taxes, Marketing/Branding
  • April 12: Field work: Seedling Production; Farm Visit: Newcastle
  • April 26: Harvest and Storage; Farm Visit: Penobscot
  • May 10: Disease Management
  • May 24: Tools and Equipment Maintenance and Safety
  • May 25 – September 30: Field Work

For more information or to request an accommodation, contact Anne Devin at 207.991.2651 or

Program Details

Field Work Location

KVCC Harold Alfond Campus, 677 Skowhegan Rd, Clinton, ME


Anne Devin at 207.991.2651 or


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