Food Harvesting and Cultivation
Kitchen in a Can
Learn how to grow your own organic herbs and vegetables; take them home in your own decorated can.
Spring is here and so are the baby rabbits and chickens. Come meet and hold a furry friend, learn more about Farm Camp opportunities at Turkey Hill and Morris Farms, Maine and find out what you need to know about raising chickens in the city.
Wallpaper Print Workshop
Consumption of food and art collide when we create a large scale collaborative wall piece. Learn how to make a relief print and make wallpaper. participants will also take home a print of their own making.
You Wanted To Be A Farmer
Food for Maine’s Future is pleased to announce the release of You Wanted to Be a Farmer: A Discussion of Scale, a new documentary by No Umbrella Media and the Sap Pail profiling Dan and Judy Brown of Gravelwood Farm in Blue Hill, Maine, and the issues surrounding the lawsuit filed against them by the State of Maine and Maine Department of Agriculture. The film features “inside-the-barn” interviews with Dan and Judy as well as conversations with their farm patrons. Topics range from the importance of producing food locally to the control over food policy by corporate-influenced government regulatory agencies. You Wanted to Be a Farmer is a revealing bottom-up look at food policy that raises important questions about the need for scale-appropriate regulation for neighbors feeding neighbors.
Fishing Voices: Insight into the Future
Using the voices of fishermen and members of fishing communities, Fishing Voices documents eastern Maine fishing communities as they struggle to adapt and survive while preserving their proud fishing traditions. The film explores what the ocean provides to the many small towns on the coast, how to restore and sustain those ocean resources for the future, but most importantly why the culture of fishing matters so much in the first place, and why it must be preserved. Pull-Start Pictures is a Maine-based production company owned and operated by Cecily Pingree & Jason Mann. We are primarily focused on feature-length documentary film projects, but we have extensive experience in promotional and other forms of factual video production, narrative film projects, and more.
Loud. Dangerous. Outrageous.
Suspended from the ceiling, harvesting and preparing fruit that is out of reach, this performance by Rob Doane, with live music by Black Lodge, draws a critical eye to the structure of our food system.
Urban Farm Fermentory
Eli Cayer, a Mainer, is a Portland based entrepreneur whose position of connecting communities and encouraging creative sustainable living sits at the heart of this environment. A few months ago Cayer took on an all but abandoned single-story warehouse in the East Bayside neighborhood with the vision of reusing it as the Urban Farm Fermentory.