Past Meetup

Maine Sail Freight Food Sovereignty & Regional Resilience Panel

This Meetup is past

15 people went

Price: $10.00 /per person
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Penobscot East Resource Center

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.

Robin Alden, Penobscot East Resource Center (; Heather Retberg, Quill's End Farm (; Florence Reed, Sustainable Harvest International ( in panel discussion moderated by Lisa Fernandes ( of The Resilience Hub.

Panelists points of view will give you a sense of the range of topics this panel will cover:

Florence Reed, Sustainable Harvest International
In the global south, where 98% of the world's hungry people live,development aid largely supports chemical-dependent production of exportcrops offering abysmal work conditions and erratic income that does notallow farm workers to adequately feed their families. This might explainwhy 80% of those going hungry live in rural areas where they could grow ahealthy diet for themselves and others if they had access to a sustainablefarming extension program (such as the one that Sustainable HarvestInternational has proven successful for nearly twenty years).

Robin Alden, Penobscot East Resource Center (
Fishing can be viewed as a metaphor for our challenge as humans: the keyto a healthy fishery is to use a natural system and live within its bounds.The transport and market system is a key element in making sustainablefishing feasible, long term.

Heather Retberg, Quill's End Farm (
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.

Refreshments and good hearty discussion!

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