Knox County Food Council hosts Green Ellsworth Food & Farming Plan
On June 1st, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm, the Knox County Food Council will be hosting a presentation by Julie Daigle, regarding the Green Ellsworth Food and Farming plan and upcoming implementation initiatives.
Green Ellsworth, a citizen’s initiative involving businesses, residents, and organizations working together with City officials to make Ellsworth a model green community, recently produced a Green Plan for the city and surrounding towns that highlights the needs and resources in four key areas: food and farming, water, land, and infrastructure. Public input drove the creation of the plan at all levels of the process- in the Food and Farming chapter, for example, public interest in resources for new and established farmers and gardeners, from funding and grant opportunities to education and networking, led to a robust section on this topic and the identification of the need for better dissemination of existing information.
The Food and Farming chapter also examines the need for increased/enhanced food security efforts, effective land use planning and conservation efforts, integration with regional, state, and national efforts around climate change preparation and response, and multi-level governance changes, among other actions.
More information about Green Ellsworth and the Ellsworth Green Plan can be found online, at www.greenellsworth.org; for more information about Knox County Food Council and joining the upcoming presentation via Zoom, please contact Aldermere Farm Outreach Manager, Joelle Albury, at or visit aldermere.org/kcfc.
Maine Coast Heritage Trust is a founding member of the Knox County Food Council, a community-based coalition that formed in 2019 to promote a more resilient food system in Knox County, Maine. The Council’s monthly meetings are open to the public and are held online via Zoom from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM on the first Tuesday of every month.