Let's talk co-ops! Co-ops are a great model for building a democratic food system rooted in community! Co-ops can take many forms - food co-ops, workers, producers, processors, farmers, fishermen, buying clubs, credit unions, marketing, & more!
MNCFC (Me Network of Community Food Councils) will be meeting this Friday (6.10) from 10:30-12:30 at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick. ELFC will meet at the same location at 1pm. This meeting's main focus will be on discussing our focus of 2011/2012 (activities, goals) and what steps need to be taken to get there. Please RSVP if you can make it: Localfoodforlewiston@gmail.com Also-- please take 3-4 minutes to complete this survey (link below). The gathered info will help determine…See More
"Hello Ladies. Just to let you know that Edith passed away last night. In the end, I think she had an intestional blockage. She had not eaten for a week.
I thank all of you for your support and caring. This is the first…"
"Stacy Collins has also suggested it might be impacted or sour crop. I'm exploring everything and will be checking for impacted egg within the hour. Stacy said because her comb lost color it suggested she wasn't or didn't…"
"I have a buff orpington who has been sitting all fluffed up. Her comb was very dark, so I thought she might have gotten frost bite. So far I have brought her in to the basement, put a light on her, and treated her with Baytril. She…"
"FARMS (Focus on Agriculture in Rural Maine Schools) is currently running a Kickstarter for the FARMS Community Kitchen to be located on the second floor of Rising Tide. Please visit our Kickstarter page, support our project and spread the word. See:…"
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