Farming 101: A History of Farming in Kittery and Eliot, May 11

Farming 101: A History of Farming in Kittery and Eliot
Kittery Land Trust
Star Theater, Kittery Community Center, Kittery, ME
Saturday, May 11, 2013
4 pm

Join us for the screening of Farming 101, a unique opportunity to learn more about the rich farming history of Route 101 in Kittery and Eliot.The film features Rustlewood Farm, where KLT is working to establish a 300-acre conservation easement.

Filmmaker and local resident Peter Randall tells the story of the many farms that for 200 years lined Wilson and Goodwin Road. “I simply wanted to document a way of life that was once so vital to our communities,” said the filmmaker.

Historic photographs and firsthand accounts from those whose families farmed the 8-mile stretch present a lost way of life. Now only a few working farms remain, Rustlewood–the last diary in Kittery–being one.

Randall will join the screening for questions and discussion.

This event is a part of KLT’s “Year of the Farm” events, which help increase understanding and appreciation of the importance of local farmland.

All “Year of the Farm” events are free and open to the public.

For more information: www.kitterylandtrust.org

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