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Women Caring for the Land: Augusta, Maine

  • Viles Arboretum 153 Hospital Street Augusta, Maine 04330 (map)
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Women who own or manage farmland in Maine are invited to participate in free peer-to-peer discussions focused on soil health. Maintaining healthy soil is the key to productivity and environmental health for our farmland. We know you are interested in preserving Maine’s soil and improving water quality. The programs, sponsored by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN) is called Women Caring for the LandSM.

Past attendees say:

“If I’d known it would be this much fun, I’d have asked my friend to come!”  

Registration, coffee and resource sharing start at 8:30, with the meeting beginning promptly at 9 a.m. Free lunch is provided. During an afternoon field tour, participants will travel to a nearby farm to observe simple soil tests you can use to start a conversation with your farmer about profitability and conservation.  There will be a short walk into a field, so please wear or bring appropriate clothing and footwear. We will return to the meeting venue for dessert and wrap-up, and end the meeting by 3 p.m.

Contact Carol with questions; carol@wfan.org;  641-430-2540.