5th ANNUAL LOCAL & SUSTAINABLE FOOD CONFERENCE: BUILDING URBAN/RURAL ALLIANCES
Saturday, April 10th 8:30am – 4:30pm
St. Mary’s Nutrition Center, Lewiston
This year’s conference will explore key issues facing Mainers working for positive change in local and regional foodsheds. Through workshops, discussions, and facilitated planning sessions conference participants will help create a set of Action Plans to guide our growing movement towards an equitable food system with justice and dignity for all. This year’s conference is co-sponsored by Lots to Gardens, Healthy Oxford Hills, and WERU.
Sunday, April 11th Food Policy Mini-Conference 10am – 2pm
St. Mary’s Nutrition Center, Lewiston (details to follow)
Help Identify Key Food Issues in Maine
Please take a couple minutes to fill out this Survey Monkey to let conference organizers know what issues are most important to you. Deadline for responding to the survey is Sunday, February 14. Full conference and registration information to follow.
1. Teaching/ assisting people to have a garden in their yard
2. Work towards numerous community gardens & neighborhood gardens
3. Community kitchens for prreserving/teaching
Do you post events on your calendar that are not hosted by your organization?
If so, could you post the following event?
The Gourmet Garden Crawl: A School Garden Tour Featuring Seasonal Fare from Local Chefs
The Gourmet Garden Crawl is a delightfully innovative fundraiser to support Rippling Waters Organic Farm’s school garden work. Starting at 2 p.m., the afternoon will be hosted by Rippling Waters at the farm and three of its school garden sites: the Bonny Eagle Middle School greenhouse, Edna Libby’s raised beds, and the in-ground garden at George E Jack Elementary School.
Guests will feel like students as they board propane-propelled school buses, courtesy of MSAD #6, at the farm. At each garden along the tour, they will be met by student guides and a gourmet chef. Jeff Landry of the Farmers Table, Joshua Mather of Joshua’s, Earl Morse of Portland Harbor Hotel, and Bon Apetit will together prepare a progressive feast from seasonal, local ingredients. Desserts by Hannah Matthewson of Caiola’s and drinks will be had upon returning to the farm, as will a live/silent auction featuring weekend retreats, concerts, and other items. Live cool jazz will balance the onset of a warm June evening. Generous contributions from sponsors including Whole Foods and others; partnerships with Portland foodies; and extensive volunteer support will maximize proceeds for the school garden project.
The Gourmet Garden Crawl is scheduled for 2-7 p.m. on Sunday, June 13, 2010 at Rippling Waters Organic Farm, 55 River Road, Steep Falls, ME, 04085. Tickets are $45 for adults, $80 for couples, $10 for youth (ages 12-18), and free for children under 12. Please contact Mary Plourde at 642-5161 or email@example.com for more information, tickets, or how to volunteer.
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Is this the conference from 2010, or 2011? Sat. this year is April 9th not 10th. Is there a conference this year?