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Gardening Expert Roger Doiron to Speak at UMM

Added on: April 09, 2012

Roger DoironMACHIAS, Maine – The University of Maine at Machias will host guest speaker Roger Doiron, garden writer and founder of Kitchen Gardeners International, for a presentation on Saturday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. The talk is part of the Four Seasons of Food and Community lecture and workshop series.

Doiron is a freelance garden writer and the founder of Kitchen Gardeners International, a Maine-based nonprofit network of over 23,000 gardeners from 100 countries. His work has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Organic Gardening Magazine, Saveur, and the Christian Science Monitor. Doiron is best known for having led the successful campaign for a kitchen garden at the White House. For his efforts, he received Hearst Media’s “Heart of Green” award and recognition by the editors of Fast Company magazine as one of the “10 most inspiring people in sustainable food.”

Doiron’s talk, “A Subversive Plot: Sowing the Seeds of a Healthy Revolution,” will focus on how to feed a growing population nutritiously, sustainably, and deliciously using a depleted resource base. In his entertaining and provocative multimedia presentation, Doiron will connect the dots between small backyard gardens and big-picture problems such as global food insecurity, climate change, peak oil, and tasteless tomatoes.

The Four Seasons of Food and Community lecture and workshop series at UMM was designed to raise awareness and increase participation in local food efforts, and is a collaboration with the Washington County Food and Fuel Alliance.

The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Chad Everett, sustainability coordinator, at 255-1360 or



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