Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 6:30 p.m., the Belfast Free Library will host a panel discussion with farmers from three Waldo County Farms: Bahner Farm (Belmont), Daisy Chain Farm (Belfast) and Dickey Hill Farm (Monroe).
This event will take place on Zoom. Please register for this virtual presentation by going to belfastlibrary.org/abcd-events.
As outlined in Maine’s Climate Future report (UMaine Climate Change Institute 2009 and 2020), extreme weather events due to climate change pose particular challenges for Maine’s farms. Warmer temperatures harm vegetables, reduce fruit production and stress livestock. More intense rain events cause run-off and wash-outs and don’t replenish the water table. The longer and drier summers Maine is experiencing can require crops to need irrigation.
“These are but some of the issues our local food producers face,” said the Library, in a news release.
The panel of farmers will discuss how the effects of climate change – including droughts, floods, pests and extreme weather events – have challenged and changed their farming practices. The panel will also answer your questions.
This presentation is part of the ongoing series of programs for the All of Belfast Climate Dialogues, a project of the Belfast Free Library.
For more information visit belfastlibrary.org or call 207-338-3884 ext.10.