On Tuesday, August 7, the Rockport Public Library is hosting John Piotti, who will offer an informational talk and lead a discussion about Maine Farmland Trust.
Maine Farmland Trust is a statewide organization committed to protecting and preserving Maine’s Farmland as well as supporting the future of farming in Maine.
John Piotti is the executive director of Maine Farmland Trust, has participated in the Millennium Commission on Hunger and Food Security, Maine’s Farm Vitality Task Force, and the Governor’s Dairy Task Force. In 2005, John was one of only eight Americans awarded a prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship; he studied European models that use agriculture to advance sustainable community development.
John will be discussing the importance of protecting and nurturing Maine’s agricultural future, which includes both economic and community benefits. Learn about trends in Maine farms such as creating shared community gardening spaces and current initiatives such the Saving Camden Farmland for Farming. This initiative is a collaboration with Maine Coast Heritage Trust on preserving two local properties. The Saving Camden Farmland for Farming initiative is focused on the Rokes Farm (Mechanic Street) and former Cripps Farm, now known as the Spear property (Simonton Road).
Where: The Rockport Public Library
When: August 7
Time: 6:30 pm
Please join us at the library to learn more about Maine Farmland Trust.