Growing Resilience: local farmers respond to climate change.
January 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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.
They will discuss and answer questions about how the affects of climate change including droughts, floods, pests and extreme weather events have challenged and changed their farming practices.