WRITER • JEFFERSON, MAINE
As the daughter of farmers on both sides of the family from the mid-Atlantic region, my move to New England as a young adult in the late eighties to attend a graduate environmental studies program was part of my commitment to work on land preservation after seeing what had become of my hometown hills after credit card companies and plastics industry moved in. I landed in education, hoping to affect young hearts and minds to learn and love a place as I had, to love it enough to grow up and work to protect it. This past summer, living five weeks on a Forever Farm at MFT’s Fiore Art Center, eating food grown on the land, I got to see up close and on many levels how MFT is working in Maine. My knowledge and support of the organization have only just begun.