Healthy Acadia is excited to welcome Marjorie Peronto to the Board of Directors.
Marjorie is a Professor for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and has been teaching courses in food production and ecological landscaping in Hancock and Washington Counties for 22 years. She is a statewide resource among her colleagues on native and invasive plants of the Northeast. Marjorie oversees the Downeast region’s Master Gardener Volunteers program, training individuals to conduct community outreach projects that promote sustainable gardening and food security.
Marjorie partners with Healthy Acadia to facilitate the work of the Hancock County Food Security Network, a group of county food pantries and community meal sites working together to address local food insecurity issues. In collaboration with Healthy Acadia, she has also developed nationally recognized School Gardening courses, which teach school staff how to create a comprehensive plan for a school garden and incorporate the garden into their curriculum.