Celebrate Soil !!

Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2015 11:05:36 -0400 (EDT)
From: Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District

Celebrate Soil!

The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2015 the International Year of Soils.

One of the objectives of this initiative is to educate the public about the importance of soil, and we have a number of opportunities to do just that!

Please join us at one of the upcoming community events to learn about healthy soil for your lawn, garden, family, and health.

Soil is where food begins, is teaming with life, and provides the foundation for our playgrounds, forests, meadows, and marshes.

“The promotion of sustainable soil and land management is central to ensuring a productive food system, improved rural livelihoods, and a healthy environment.”

Portland Greenfest
SATURDAY, SEPT. 12, 2015, 10 AM – 4 PM
Get your fix for all things green and sustainable at the 2nd annual Portland Greenfest!

Music all day.
Children’s activities.
Over 60 exhibitors highlighting renewable energy, local foods, electric cars, clean water, wildlife, green products for your home or business, ways to get involved in greening your community & lots more!
Free workshops on recycling, composting, gardening, seed-saving, permaculture, energy options, energy efficiency, bee-keeping, and upcycled art!
Films – featuring Growing Local by Maine Farmland Trust

We hope to see you there!

Be Pest-Free, Naturally!

“The nation that destroys its soil,
destroys itself.”

– Franklin D. Roosevelt

Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District

Sent by the New Gloucester Environmental Resource  Sept. 7, 2015

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