The Mahoosuc Land Trust is happy to collaborate with the Maine Farmland Trust for the third event in the "This Is Your Backyard" series. The focus of this presentation will be "These Are Your Farmers." The event will be held at Gould Academy's McLaughlin Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18th, with a snow date of March 25.
To begin the evening, the film "Growing Local" will be shown. This film was premiered at the 2014 Camden International Film Festival. It is currently being shown in many venues around Maine and has received enthusiastic response. It contains poignant stories that help us understand the interconnected fates of Maine's small farms, consumers and the local food movement. Following the film, a representative of the Maine Farmland Trust will moderate a panel discussion among farmers in our own area – our neighbors and friends.
April's installment in the Mahoosuc Land Trust's "This Is Your Backyard" speaker series will feature a young man from our own neighborhood, Max Southam, who will share how "Your Backyard Dream Gets Real."
Max began biking at the age of 4. He is now a senior at Gould Academy and has been a four-year member of the mountain biking and road biking teams. Wanting to do something epic for his Senior 4 Point, Max started to research doing the Tour Divide, a 2700 mile mountain bike race that starts in Banff, Canada and ends in Antelope Wells, NM.
During the summer of 2014, Max realized this dream as he and his father, Peter, biked the Continental Divide. Max will share the story of planning and executing this adventure on Wednesday, April 8 at 7PM in McLaughlin Auditorium on the Gould Academy Campus. Please come and be inspired by how Max lived this dream.
• Unspoiled scenic views
• A clean and accessible Androscoggin River
• Pedestrian-friendly communities
• Protected wildlife habitats
• Outdoor recreation
• Preservation of plant diversity
• Promotion of working farms
• Productive and sustainable forests
• Education for an environmentally aware public