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Kennebec Estuary Land Trust’s Annual Meeting: Unearthing our Local Farms, Food, & Fisheries
April 7, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, April 7 at the Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street, Bath
Social Gathering at 5:30pm, Presentation at 6:15pm
Join us to uncover the resurgence & economic importance of farming in our state, feature our collaboration with the Maine Farmland Trust to protect significant local farmland, & discover KELT’s role supporting the Merrymeeting Food Council to ensure our region’s participation in local food production & consumption.
The evening’s speakers include:
- Amanda Beal, Maine Farmland Trust Policy & Research Fellow, will discuss food production related projections and trends impacting Maine and the importance of agricultural land use planning as efforts to grow our local and regional food system are underway.
- Adam Bishop, Maine Farmland Trust Farmland Protection Project Manager and Southern Maine Program Manager, will speak about the collaboration between KELT and MFT to keep local farmland as farmland by telling the story of recent conservation projects.
- Chris Cabot, KELT’s Land Conservation and Farmland Protection Specialist, will introduce the new Merrymeeting Food Council (MFC) and share the MFC’s Food, Farms, and Fisheries Assessment.