Join Us On The Common Each Day For Our Keynote Address
Friday, September 24 - 11:00 a.m.
Kerry Hardy, author of Notes on a Lost Flute
Address Title: In Search of the Dawnland Diet
In our era, most of the food eaten in Maine comes from out of state. But it was only a few hundred years ago that everyone here was on the "Hundred-Mile Diet." It is still possible to live and nourish our selves this way and in his talk, Hardy takes both a look backward at what folks ate before Contact, as well as a look forward at how modern Mainers can use this knowledge to move towards food self-sufficiency.
Saturday, September 25 - 11:00 a.m.
Woody Tasch, Founder of the Slow Money Alliance
Address Title: Slow Money: Investing Because Food, Farms and Fertility Matter
Slow Money is a 501(c)(3), formed in 2008 to catalyze the flow of investment capital to small food enterprises and promote new principles of fiduciary responsibility that support sustainable agriculture and the emergence of a restorative economy. By building local and national networks, Slow Money creates investment in small food enterprises and local food systems; connects investors to their local economies; and is building the nurture capital industry.
Sunday, September 26
Jim Gerritsen of Wood Prairie Farm in Bridgewater, ME
Address Title: Observations from Thirty-five Years of Watching the Maine Organic Community Grow
Jim and his wife, Megan, have owned and operated Wood Prairie Farm in northern Maine for thirty-five years, a MOFGA-certified organic farm since 1982 that focuses on the production of organic early generation Maine Certified Seed Potatoes, seed crops, vegetables and grain. Their seed potatoes are sold retail through their mail order catalog and web business www.woodprairie.com.