Ken Morse, coordinator for the Maine Food Policy Workgroup, will give a Zoom presentation on recent legislative bills in Maine around local foods and equity June 14.

The Knox County Food Council is hosting a presentation by Ken Morse, coordinator for the Maine Food Policy Workgroup and a long-time advocate for healthy foods in Maine, regarding recent legislative bills in Maine around local foods and equity. An open discussion about this with opportunities to ask questions will occur at the next KCFC monthly meeting, June 14 at 5 p.m. This virtual Zoom event is open to everyone and free of charge.

Morse will be sharing some of the challenges and successes of the recently ended 130th Maine Legislature and relevant federal policy, touching on equity efforts in Maine legislation, particularly around tribal sovereignty, and speaking in greater detail about recent legislative decisions impacting food security, climate change and aquaculture. He will also be sharing information and suggestions about what people can do to take action or contribute to positive change in the food systems across our state.

 

Morse is a member of the Lead Team for the Maine Network of Community Food Councils and has served as a coordinator for the Maine Farm to School Network, a member of Farm to Institution New England’s Leadership Team, and a member of the Leadership Team for Maine Farm to Institution.

To register for this event and receive the Zoom link for the upcoming meeting, visit aldermere.org/kcfc-meeting-registration. For more information or with any questions about the meeting itself, contact Joelle Albury, Knox County Food Council Steering Committee member and Aldermere Farm Outreach and office manager at aldermere@mcht.org.

To find out more about the Maine Food Convergence, visit mainefoodconvergence.org/. For more information about the Maine Farm to School Network, Maine Farm to Institution, and the Maine Network of Community Food Councils, visit mainefarmtoschool.org/, mainefarmtoinstitution.org/, and .mainefoodcouncils.net/. Farm to Institution New England’s website can be found at farmtoinstitution.org/