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What issues are you or your group interested or expert in?
farmland protection, organics, health and nutrition, food justice, farm to school, school gardens, home gardens, community gardens, hunger and local foods access, farm to institution, farm to restaurant, CSAs, farmers' markets, local foods marketing and distribution, food coops, GM-free seeds and genetics
If you produce foods of some sort, please choose one of the following:
I produce foods only for my own and my family's consumption
Other info about Me (please mention any food, fishing, agriculture, or community groups you are affiliated with):
I have recently started working part time for ELFC as an AmeriCorp volunteer and look forward to getting to know all the members of the coalition and their connections to the local food systems in Maine. I also run a holistic nutritional therapy practice and offer classes in traditional food preparation and preserving.
Hey Alison - I remember you saying on Friday that you could set up a google group to send out schedule/automated emails. Could you give me some tips on how to set that up? I have already created the group and sent out an email to all the members.
This group is to facilitate connections among people and groups working directly in the Greater Portland Food System (farmers, fishermen, activists, food service, agencies, NGO's, businesses/coops, gardeners, processors, distributors/aggregators, retailers, etc.) This online group is meant to compliment the other connecting work already happening in Greater Portland.See More
Come join the Greater Portland Sustainability Council for a free mini-conference at USM on June 4 from 3 pm - 7 pm. More info by clicking here. You can come for specific topics or the whole event. Do you have a topic to present or discuss? - let us know as there will be time for "open space" discussions. Sessions will be presented on the following (go to the website for the detailed…See More
You do not have to totally re=invent the wheel. Alice Waters has been running a program that spreads from California called Edible Schoolyard. Check this out. I've also been involved teaching children how to cook garden food,…"
"There is great potential that if these bills pass those processors that comply with current regulations may be very compromised. The exemptions from state and federal laws will likely decimate Maine's current inspection system, bring the…"
As per Monique's request for dialog on the forum, I am posting links to 3 bills. I'll admit to being unclear as to what some of the reporting language means. OTP means Ought to Pass, ONTP means ought not to pass, AM is amendments, and I am going to venture a guess that Divided Report means it was split down the middle.LD 475…See More
"Sustainable means long term, with profit one of several successful outcomes of the project or business to me.
Food movement seems to be the "buzz" word of current seasons but as the people pushing the buzz words move on to the next hot…"
Department: Cooperative Extension (Cumberland County Hourly Wage: $12.20Position is available to employees of the Associated C.O.L.T. Staff of the University of Maine from 04-26-13 through 05-02-13 and open to external applicants thereafter. Description: Full-time, regular position, 40 hours per week, 5 days per week. Daily work hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Employee provides a wide variety of both routine and non-routine clerical and administrative support…See More
The 20th annual Cumberland County Master Gardener’s plant sale is slated for Saturday, May 18 from 8:00 a.m. to Noon at the Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Avenue, Portland. The sale features herbs, vegetable seedlings, an extensive variety of perennials (including the Perennial of the Year), house plants and a large assortment of annuals. Gardeners can pick up some shellfish compost by the bag or container. Also featured are a bake sale, raffles of many garden related products and services as…See More
Join us at the Freight Shed, home to Bath's Winter Farmers Market, this summer on the full moon for dinner! Catered by local chefs featuring local produce, cheese, fish, meats, wine and beer. There will be live music. Your minimum donation of $25 pp per dinner will go toward the restoration of the Freight Shed.June 23rd,…See More