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January 2017

In Dialogue with Nature

January 17 - March 24
Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St.
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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Please join us for our next gallery show and artist talk: In Dialogue with Nature Exhibiting the four artists-in-residence who spent a month during the summer of 2016, living and working at MFT’s Joseph A. Fiore Art Center in Jefferson: Thomas R. Higgins (courtesy of Greenhut Gallery, Portland) Robert Pollien (courtesy of Dowling-Walsh Gallery, Rockland) Thérèse Provenzano Susan Smith With new work by Julie Cyr, Dahlov Ipcar, Sheep Jones, Christopher O’Connor and Lou Schellenberg on the second floor. The exhibit…

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February 2017

Information Session for Farmers in York & Cumberland Counties

February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Shaw Brothers Construction, 341 Mosher Rd/Rte 237
Gorham, ME United States
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Are you a Farmer in Southern Maine? If you are curious about the farmland property tax program, protecting your farmland with a conservation easement, or in need of a specific agricultural or business service, this information session is for you! Monday, February 27, 2017 1-4:15 pm Shaw Brothers Construction 341 Mosher Rd/Rte 237, Gorham, ME Join Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Maine Farmland Trust, and University of Maine Cooperative Extension for an afternoon of information about services that can help…

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March 2017

Farm Snowshoe in Jefferson

March 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm, 152 Punk Point Rd.
Jefferson, ME 04348 United States
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Come Snowshoeing with the Midcoast Conservancy and Maine Farmland Trust! On Sunday, March 5th from 10am-noon, we’ll be exploring Rolling Acres, a 130-acre protected property on Damariscotta Lake in Jefferson. Following the snowshoe, we’ll convene in the farmhouse and discuss with local experts the importance of farmland protection and its impact on the water quality of our local lakes and waterways. Tea, coffee and breakfast treats will be provided as well as extra snowshoes if needed.   RSVP to…

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Amanda Beal at New England Foodscapes Lecture Series

March 7 @ 12:00 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, Maine
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Amanda Beal, Visions for the Future of Maine and New England Amanda Beal is President and CEO of Maine Farmland Trust, a member-powered organization that protects farmland, supports farmers, and advances the future of farmland. She co-authored "A New England Vision," which researched Maine and New England food production on land and sea in order to assess productivity and future expansion. The daughter of a Maine dairy farmer, Amanda will discuss her recent research and vision of New England…

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FEEDING MAINE: growing access to good food.

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fork & Spoon, 76 Main St.
Bangor, ME United States
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Photo Exhibit and Community Conversation FEEDING MAINE is a traveling photo exhibit documenting some of the many people working for change in our communities across the state, with the hope that these efforts will continue to grow into a resilient food system that serves all Mainers.  Photography by Brendan Bullock.  Captions by Annie Aviles. Plus hear from community leaders, from farm to food pantry, about innovative projects that address hunger in our state using local resources: rich farmland, skilled farmers,…

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