880 Washington St.
Growing the Future for Farming in Maine
Speaker: Bill Toomey, President and CEO of Maine Farmland Trust (MFT).
Maine Farmland Trust was established in 1999. Come learn how the local food and farming landscape has evolved in Maine, the issues that farms face today, what the future might hold, and how you can help.
Our speaker, Bill Toomey, has worked in non-profit conservation since 1998, most recently as the Trust For Public Land’s New England Area Director, and has experience in land protection, leadership, management, and fundraising. Previously he was the Director of Forest Health working as part of the Nature Conservancy’s North American Forest Priority and North American and Global Cities Initiatives. Bill led the Conservancy’s Healthy Trees, Healthy Cities initiative in 15 cities in the US, and co-led the Conservancy’s Plant a Billion Tree Campaign in the US, China, and Brazil. He also served as Executive Director of the Highstead Foundation and arboretum in Redding, Connecticut. Bill has a B.S. in Biology from Fairfield University and a M.S. in Soil Science from North Carolina State University and currently lives in Cape Elizabeth with his wife, children and dogs.