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March Book Club: Online Lunch & Learn

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Part of Maine Farmland Trust's book club series, dig deeper into our food and farm systems with MFT staff and fellow members! March's book is Dirt to Soil by Gabe Brown.You can join the discussion in person at MFT’s Fiore Art Center in Jefferson on March 12, or tune in to an online discussion from wherever you are on March 26!

Online Lunch & Learn
Friday, March 27, noon-1pm

Join us for a remote version of our book club! Grab a cup of tea and your lunch and log in as we discuss the broad themes of Dirt to Soil with Ellen Griswold, MFT’s Policy and Research Director, and other MFT staff and members. Haven’t had a chance to read Dirt to Soil? No problem. We’ll also be sharing some articles and shorter readings that will help to inform this conversation. Please RSVP for instructions on how to join the Zoom meeting and for optional pre-reading articles.

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From Chelsea Green Publishing: “Gabe Brown didn’t set out to change the world when he first started working alongside his father-in-law on the family farm in North Dakota. But as a series of weather-related crop disasters put Brown and his wife, Shelly, in desperate financial straits, they started making bold changes to their farm. Brown—in an effort to simply survive—began experimenting with new practices he’d learned about from reading and talking with innovative researchers and ranchers. As he and his family struggled to keep the farm viable, they found themselves on an amazing journey into a new type of farming: regenerative agriculture.

In Dirt to Soil Gabe Brown tells the story of that amazing journey and offers a wealth of innovative solutions to our most pressing and complex contemporary agricultural challenge—restoring the soil.”

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