CAMDEN — Researcher Sonja Birthisel will speak about how climate change is affecting Maine farms, Tuesday, April 16, at 12 p.m., at Merryspring Nature Center.
This talk will include a summary of how Maine's climate is changing, the challenges and opportunities these changes will likely bringing for growers, and what farmers are doing to adapt.
Birthisel will draw on interviews with farmers and crop advisers that she is currently conducting as part of a joint project between University of Maine and University of Vermont. The project aims at better understanding how climate change fits within growers' whole-farm management perspectives and developing useful outreach in this area.
Sonja Birthisel, is a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Maine. Her research interests include climate change impacts to Maine agriculture, and she has particular expertise in challenges related to weed management.
Birthisel is an active member of the Maine Climate and Agriculture Network.
This lecture is part of the Spring Talk series at Merryspring. Admission to Tuesday talks is $5, with free admission for members of Merryspring.
Merryspring is a community nature center offering walking trails, cultivated gardens, wildlife, and ecology and horticulture educational programs all year round.
The park is located at the end of Conway Road, just off of Route 1 in Camden behind Hannaford Shopping Plaza.
For more information on this program, contact email@example.com or call 207-236-2239