Adapting to Climate Change at Bumbleroot Organic Farm
September 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Thursday, September 30
4 – 6 pm
Co-owner Melissa Law and MFT’s Farm Viability Director, Sarah Simon, will describe their process they went through together to make a climate adaptation plan for the farm as participants of the Climate Adaptation Fellowship, a USDA Northeast Climate Hub training initiative. On the farm tour, Melissa and fellow owners Ben Whalen and Jeff Fisher will talk about the different efforts they’ve subsequently made to improve their soils, and Bumbleroot’s participation in the Maine Soil Health Network, a new MFT program to support Maine farmers learning about and improving the health of their soils. We will also be joined on the farm tours by Jason Lilley, from UMaine Cooperative Extension, to learn about a cover crop interseeding trial on the farm, and Ellen Griswold, MFT’s Policy Director, to hear about federal and state policy initiatives to support better soil health. Whether you are new to thinking about soil health and its impact on society, or just can’t wait to get into the details of different farm practices, this is the event for you!
Aerial photos of Bumbleroot Organic Farm by Matthew Whalen (@whalenography). This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program under subaward number ENE20-164-34268.