Project Url: http://web.colby.edu/mainefood/
Project Status: Completed
Maine Food is a joint project between Global Studies and Cinema Studies. In these courses students produce documentary films about food production in Maine. The films explore issues of food sovereignty in Maine. In other words, how are Mainers struggling to gain control over what and how they eat?Subjects range from mussel aquaculture in Casco Bay, to a historical preservation farm in Waldoboro, to an intentional community in Benton. The films cover issues related to sustainability, community-building, and several touch on the difficulties of owning and running a profitable local farm. Not only will you meet the people who produce the food you buy at the farmer’s market and farm stands, but you will get a sense of the current state of local food production in Maine.