Food & Farm Activist Retreat
Saving Seeds Farm
Space is limited. Register today!
Food for Maine’s Future is pleased to host an informal gathering of food and farm activists from around the U.S. and Canada at Saving Seeds Farm in coastal Sedgwick, Maine. The 2011 Food & Farm Activist Gathering is a hands-on leadership camp that promises valuable learning and networking opportunities for young food and farm activists. There will be ample time for formal and informal discussions, skill sharing, internal reflection, and for convening with the natural world.
Participants are expected to assist with farm chores, preparation of meals, and camp maintenance. Daily skill shares, discussions, and presentations will be open space format. Each participant is required to come prepared to lead one skill share, make a presentation to the group, or facilitate one group discussion. Suggested topics for group discussions and/or presentations include farmland access, farmworker justice, building urban/rural alliances, movement building across borders, grassroots political strategies, organizational profiles, etc.
Participants are expected to participate on at least one work crew per day. Work crews include:
Farm Crew – AM farm chores and work projects at Saving Seeds Farm
Meal Crew – Preparation of two-three meals per day
Sanitation Crew – Ensure a clean, healthy camp environment, including cleaning up after meals
Safety Crew – Responsible for basic first aid
The gathering will include tours of local farms and volunteer work projects. Come prepared with clothing and footwear appropriate for farm work and visits. Expect to have your senses stimulated by the beauty of the area and the intelligence and commitment of your hosts and fellow campers. Come prepared for work and play.