involved with community food system work with a focus on Farm to School projects. These involved helping schools serve more Maine foods, and getting students to create school gardens. The aim was not only healthier foods for kids but also building community through local agriculture.
After leaving Healthy Oxford Hills about 7 years ago, I've continued to work on community food systems. I helped start and continue to coordinate the Maine Network of Community Food Councils. Maine's growing Food Council movement is working to bring our food supply back home and revive local agriculture.
Ken helped create the Maine Food Atlas. Here he shows Senator Angus King the Atlas at the Agricultural Trade Show
In recent years, I've helped to create the Food Council in our area, called Community Food Matters, which is best known for organizing the Foothills Food Festival every August.
Meanwhile, we continue to expand our own gardens at our home on Pikes Hill.
Nikki is well known as an artist and public arts organizer. Her latest collaboration was with about 20 people who created a large 9 panel ceramic mural celebrating favorite books at the Norway Library. We are blessed to have family in West Paris and Waterford.