New England Food Vision 2060

Posted Nov. 04, 2013, at 3:02 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 4:10 p.m. to 4:10 p.m.

Location: College of the Atlantic, McCormick Lecture Hall, 105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Maine

For more information: John Visvader; 2072885015;

BAR HARBOR, ME—On Tuesday, November 5, College of the Atlantic’s Partridge Chair in Food and Sustainable Agriculture Systems, Molly Anderson, will talk to the college’s Human Ecology Forum about the Maine Food Strategy and efforts to create a New England Food Vision 2060. The discussion will begin at 4:10 pm in the McCormick Lecture Hall, and is free and open to the public.

Food system planning and governance is changing rapidly around the world, with many cities and states now working through multi-actor Food Policy Councils on food issues that affect the environment, jobs, tourism, public health, and other aspects of public life. In Maine, a group has been working toward a state-wide Food Strategy for a couple of years, while people around New England have come together in a regional network, based at the University of New Hampshire, called Food Solutions New England.

New England Food Vision 2060, one of the projects that Food Solutions New England helped launch, is being lead by Brian Donahue at Brandeis University and will complement an earlier Wildlands & Woodlands vision for New England’s forests on which he worked. COA’s Molly Anderson has been working on all of these projects as a member of the Steering Committee for the Maine Food Strategy, the Network Design Team of Food Solutions New England, and co-author of the New England Food Vision 2060 report.

Anderson will talk about these projects, how others can be engaged, and their significance both to reforming food systems in our state and region and as examples of new ways of approaching food system planning and governance.

For more information about the talk, please contact John Visvader at or 207-288-5015.

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