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food sovereignty & regional resilience panel

Posted: August 24 2015


Maine Sail Freight Food Sovereignty & Regional Resilience Panel
Thursday August 27 // Gulf of Maine Research Institute 350 Commercial St, Portland, ME
5pm – 7pm
suggested donation: $10.00/at the door

Even if you can’t make it to part of our Community Cargo Loading event during the day, consider attending this exciting panel of Mainers actively building systems of local food resilience and food sovereignty.
Maine Sail Freight invites you to a panel discussion on Connecting Food Sovereignty, Fisheries, and the Latin American experience in rebuilding regional resilience, land health and rural wealth. The panel includes Robin Alden of Penobscot Resource Center East, Heather Retberg of Quill’s End Farm, and Florence Reed of Sustainable Harvest International with moderator Lisa Fernandes of The Resilience Hub.
Food sovereignty is an essential foundation if we are going to build resilience and food self-sufficiency.  The people who eat food and the people who grow food need to be making the decisions about how we produce and exchange food.  This is so well done at the community level starting with food grown within our communities by our friends and neighbors.
Come for refreshments and good hearty discussion!
*You can buy a ticket for dinner here.
Schedule below...

5pm Gulf of Maine Research Institute
panel discussion (350 Commercial St.) about the shared principles and practices that connect our coastline and traditional ports of call in the Carribean Ocean: local food sovereignty, community fisheries, and campesino agroecology. The panel includes Heather Retberg of Quill End Farm, Robin Alden of Penobscot East Resource Center, and Florence Reed,  of Sustainable Harvest, which does Agroecology work in Latin America.
7pm drinks at the schooner at 400 Commercial St
8pm Benefit dinner to support Sail Freight prepared by Vinland Chef David Levi
*You can also buy goods from the boat to be delivered in Portland or shipped nationwide from Fiddler’s Green.