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Panel to Discuss Washington County Food System

Added on: November 21, 2013

A free panel discussion about the Washington County food system will be held Wednesday, December 11, 6-7:30 p.m., in the Portside room of Kimball Hall at the University of Maine at Machias.

Much of the food we consume is imported into the area from other counties, states, and countries. This has impacts on local land use, the environment, employment, and economics.

Panelists include Kevin Athearn, associate professor of environmental and community economics at the University of Maine at Machias; Carly DelSignore, co-owner and operator of Tide Mill Farm in Edmunds; Inez Lombardo, founder and coordinator of Machias Marketplace online farmers market; and David Thompson, store manager of the Machias Hannaford.

Following each panelist’s presentation, audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions. The event, which is open to the public, will be streamed live over the Internet and archived online (machias.edu/umm-live).

This is the third panel in the Food and Community Series sponsored by Psychology and Community Studies at UMM, UMaine Extension, and the Libra Foundation. For more information, contact UMaine Extension Educator Alan Majka, 207-255-3345 or University of Maine at Machias professor Meghan Duff, 207-255-1227. To request a disability accommodation, call Jo Ellen Scribner at the University of Maine at Machias, 207-255-1228.

 


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