John Piotti of the Maine Farmland Trust will lead a presentation on preserving farmland for Maine’s future at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, May 7 at 12:00 noon.
This lively discussion will address the state of farming in Maine and how preservation programs like the Maine Farmland Trust can help Maine become a national leader in sustainability with a reinvigorated agricultural economy. Piotti will also highlight the methods by which the MFT preserves land and he will showcase local examples of preserved farmland in the Midcoast region.
Piotti is executive director of the Maine Farmland Trust. He has worked with agricultural issues for the past 18 years, including serving in Maine’s Legislature from 2002 to 2010, where he chaired the Agriculture Committee and served as House Majority leader. He is a 2005 recipient of the Eisenhower Fellowship and holds three degrees from MIT in engineering, public policy, and management.
This lecture is part of the Spring Talk Series at Merryspring, sponsored by The First. Admission to the Tuesday Talks is free to Merryspring members and children. There is a $5 charge for non-members.
Merryspring is a member-supported, non-profit nature education center and park located at the end of Conway Road just of Rt. 1 by the Hannaford shopping plaza in Camden. For more information, call Merryspring at 236-2239 or visit the website at www.merryspring.org.