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All of Belfast Climate Dialogues

January 2022

Growing Resilience: local farmers respond to climate change.

January 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a panel discussion with farmers from three Waldo County Farms: Bahner Farm (Belmont), Daisy Chain Farm (Belfast) and Dickey Hill Farm (Monroe). 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…

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Maine’s climate future: The role of carbon management in farms and forests with Ivan Fernandez

January 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This winter the Belfast Garden Club Evening Lecture Series co-sponsored by the All of Belfast Climate Dialogues, a project of the Belfast Free Library,  will focus on the effects of the Climate Crisis on our forests, farms, gardens and food supply. Register for the zoom link here This presentation will address three main topics.  First Ivan Fernandez will summarize key findings from climate assessments focused on Maine, primarily the Maine's Climate Future reports and the assessment report of the Maine…

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February 2022

Browntail Moth and Emerald Ash Borer in Waldo County

February 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tom Schmeelk, State Entomologist, will be back with us again to discuss the acute browntail moth infestation in Belfast and surroundings, how we can protect ourselves, and how we can work as a community to curb this problem. He will also discuss emerald ash borer and other forest invasive pests. Register for the Zoom link here This program is co-sponsored by the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition and the ABCD project of the Belfast Free Library.

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Growing Food and Ornamentals in a Changing Climate with Haley Jean and Sara Keleman

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This program is the second in the Belfast Garden Club's Evening Lecture Series co-sponsored by the All of Belfast Climate Dialogues, a project of the Belfast Free Library: This presentation will give an overview of global climate change, with special attention to effects in Maine and the Northeast. Haley and Sara will discuss the local effects of global weather patterns and the challenges that they may pose to those who grow vegetables, fruit, and flowers in our region, and will…

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March 2022

Deep Woods: How Climate Change Impacts Forests & How Forests Slow Climate Change with Mark Berry and Nicholas Fisichelli

March 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This is the third and final program in the 2022 Belfast Garden Club Evening Lecture Series co-sponsored by the All of Belfast Climate Dialogues project that has focused on the affects of the Climate Crisis on our farms, gardens and forests. Join Dr. Nicholas Fisichelli, President of Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, and Mark Berry, Forest Program Director for The Nature Conservancy in Maine, for a presentation and discussion about the interactions between Maine forests and climate change. The…

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