Left to right, Stephanie Gilbert, Bonnie Rukin, Marada Cook and Ladleah Dunn
Left to right, Stephanie Gilbert, Bonnie Rukin, Marada Cook and Ladleah Dunn
Midcoast Women will host a free presentation in the Collective Voices series at Camden Public Library on Tuesday, November 12, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Farming in Maine, with its short growing season and limited infrastructure, challenges farmers’ ability to contribute to the state’s food security while making a living. A panel of Maine women in agriculture — Stephanie Gilbert, farm viability and farmland protection specialist at Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry; Bonnie Rukin, community activist and Slow Money Maine coordinator; and Marada Cook, general manager and a worker-owner at Crown O’ Maine, which distributes locally grown produce statewide — will talk about their experiences, from the fields to the State House. Ladleah Dunn, a farmer, sailor, business owner and consultant, will moderate. For more information about this and upcoming programs, visit midcoastwomen.org.