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Assessing Risk on Urban and Small Acreage Farms Webinar

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

| Free

Urban agriculture: Did you know it’s happening all over Maine? From quarter-acre flower farms to community orchards to backyard gardens, Mainers are growing large quantities of food in our towns and cities. While urban growers face climate-related challenges, urban agriculture is itself a pathway to climate resiliency. This presentation will detail the state of urban agriculture in Maine, risks faced by urban growers, and the role urban ag can play in building climate resilient communities. The presentation will also discuss USDA-NRCS assistance opportunities for urban agriculture.

Presenter: Carrick Gambell, Urban Agriculture Professional, UMaine Extension/NRCS Joint Appointment

Carrick is working in a joint position with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and UMaine Extension as their urban agriculture professional. He provides technical assistance, program planning, and outreach to Maine’s urban farmers and gardeners. Carrick has worked as a teacher and urban farmer, and continues to grow food for his family and community members in Southern Maine.

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May 24
10:00 am - 11:00 am