Food & Farm Agtivist Retreat August 10-16 Sedgwick, Maine

By Food for Maine’s Future

Food for Maine’s Future will host a small number of people for the week for farmwork, workshops, farm tours, and really good food. The Food & Farm Activist Retreat will take place in Sedgwick, Maine, from August 10 -16.

A community dinner will take place Sunday, August 14 as a fundraiser for the 2012 Food Sovereignty Training Camp. The meal will feature food from local farms and waters. Donations for our silent auction are welcome.

The Blue Hill Peninsula has a lot to offer for the food and farm enthusiast. The area is home to Eliot Coleman & Barbara Damrosch’s Four Season Farm and a host of small, diversified farms and fishing communities. Three towns in the area — Sedgwick, Penobscot, and Blue Hill — recently received international attention when their citizens voted at town meeting to adopt the Local Food & Community Self-Governance Ordinance.

Please contact Bob St.Peter at 207-244-0908 or bobstpeter@gmail.com for more information, to donate to the auction, RSVP for the community dinner and/or to discuss alternative plans for August 10-16.

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On Friday, July 22, Bob St.Peter will present “My Two Years with La Via Campesina” in the Howard Room of the Blue Hill Public Library.

Bob St.Peter is the director of Food for Maine’s Future and serves on the boards of La Via Campesina member organizations National Family Farm Coalition and Family Farm Defenders. As an activist and farmer living in Sedgwick, Maine, Bob works with family farmers, peasants, and indigenous people worldwide who are struggling to preserve their cultures and traditional foodways.

Bake sale fundraiser featuring hand-crafted cookies from Poppaloona’s Cookie Club. Proceeds from this event will benefit Food for Maine’s Future.

AND CHECK OUT THIS FUN & TASTY UPCOMING EVENT!

Public Supper, Sunday, August 14, Halcyon Grange, North Blue Hill, 5PM
Pig roast! Fresh fruit and veggies! Lots of pies! Food from farm and sea! Dinner begins at 5PM at Halcyon Grange in North Blue Hill. Suggested donation $10-$50. Families welcome and encouraged. Please RSVP by calling 244-0908 or email bobstpeter@gmail.com.

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