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Saturday, September 22
 

12:00pm

Sprouting Healthy Maine Kids
Our group shall focus on their raised bed gardening experience and how this experience supports 5210, MyPlate, community involvement, and life-long learning.

Speakers
SB

Sherry Blanchard

Morison Memorial School


Saturday September 22, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Young Maine Speakers Tent Located behind the Young Maine exhibitors' tent, tucked in between the Young Maine and Environmental Concerns tents. Enter from the Common between YEZ and Young Maine.

1:00pm

Connecting Youth to their Local Environment & Community
As kids spend more and more time indoors and plugged in, there is bound to be a disconnect between these future leaders and our current goals for Land Conservation and Community. Trust in our Children bridges that gap by connecting the local elementary school with our Conservation Trust. Trust in our Children provides unique adventures on our properties that teach them about their history and local environments as well as enhance their education through hands on experiences. It is our hope that we are instilling in them a sense of place that they will be invested in caring for, for their lifetime. Come see why environmental education is vital for this generation, and learn how we are working on providing it for our community!

Speakers
LL

Leia Lowry

Trust In Our Children - Kennebunkport Conservation Trust


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Young Maine Speakers Tent Located behind the Young Maine exhibitors' tent, tucked in between the Young Maine and Environmental Concerns tents. Enter from the Common between YEZ and Young Maine.

2:00pm

Sustainable Education, Sustainable Communities
Education has a role to play in building sustainable communities. To be effective at this, we must re-invent education in ways that foster understanding of our connection to the ecological and social systems we are part of.

Speakers
RS

Ryder Scott

UMaine 4-H Ctr. At Bryant Pond


Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Young Maine Speakers Tent Located behind the Young Maine exhibitors' tent, tucked in between the Young Maine and Environmental Concerns tents. Enter from the Common between YEZ and Young Maine.

3:00pm

Youth-led Food Justice Workshop
Youth interns from Lots to Garden will lead the audience in a food justice activity.


Saturday September 22, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Young Maine Speakers Tent Located behind the Young Maine exhibitors' tent, tucked in between the Young Maine and Environmental Concerns tents. Enter from the Common between YEZ and Young Maine.

4:00pm

Food Justice
Youth will lead a discussion about a food justice topic such as traditional foods, processed vs unprocessed food, economic impact of buying local food, and the Coalition of Imokolee workers.

Speakers
CC

Cultivating Community Grow Interns

Cultivating Community
Cultivating Community's mission is to strengthen communities by growing food, preparing youth leaders and new farmers, and promoting social and environmental justice. We use our community food work as an engine for high-impact youth and community development programs that reconnect... Read More →


Saturday September 22, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Young Maine Speakers Tent Located behind the Young Maine exhibitors' tent, tucked in between the Young Maine and Environmental Concerns tents. Enter from the Common between YEZ and Young Maine.
 
Sunday, September 23
 

10:00am

Garden Ecosystems: Using the Science of Ecology to Create Sustainable Food Systems
Learn how to use the science of ecology to create an edible garden that mimics nature in form and function. Join us as we explore how to utilize some common and not so common plants (like persimmons, prickly pears, and pawpaw's!) to create a bountiful, scalable and low maintenance edible garden that has many other functions.

Speakers
JI

John Ibsen

Ferry Beach Ecology School


Sunday September 23, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Young Maine Speakers Tent Located behind the Young Maine exhibitors' tent, tucked in between the Young Maine and Environmental Concerns tents. Enter from the Common between YEZ and Young Maine.

12:00pm

Supporting Younger People to Take Action & Transform Maine
Pine Tree Youth Organizing (PTYO) is a brand new alliance of young activists who have come together in collaboration with experienced organizers to build a truly independent, community-based, youth-led organization. Our goal is to help each other build the skills, support and energy that we need to make a difference in our communities and in our lives. We will describe how PTYO is being built and what kinds of support and opportunities we plan to offer, and involve participants in a discussion of how younger people can transform Maine through democratic social change, and how PTYO could help.

Speakers
MC

Martin Chartrand & Rob Korobkin

Pine Tree Youth Organizing


Sunday September 23, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Young Maine Speakers Tent Located behind the Young Maine exhibitors' tent, tucked in between the Young Maine and Environmental Concerns tents. Enter from the Common between YEZ and Young Maine.

2:00pm

Food Justice
Youth will lead a discussion about a food justice topic such as traditional foods, processed vs unprocessed food, economic impact of buying local food, and the Coalition of Imokolee workers.

Speakers
CC

Cultivating Community Grow Interns

Cultivating Community
Cultivating Community's mission is to strengthen communities by growing food, preparing youth leaders and new farmers, and promoting social and environmental justice. We use our community food work as an engine for high-impact youth and community development programs that reconnect... Read More →


Sunday September 23, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Young Maine Speakers Tent Located behind the Young Maine exhibitors' tent, tucked in between the Young Maine and Environmental Concerns tents. Enter from the Common between YEZ and Young Maine.