You are Invited!
The League of Women Voters Newton invites you to participate in the national League’s Agriculture study so we can advocate on VERY important issues that affect the quality of the food we eat.
LEARN about important issues such as food safety, food labeling and federal farm regulations.
Attend a panel presentation on agriculture on March 12 and then participate in a consensus meeting on the questions posed by the national League’s Agriculture Study on March 19th.
When: March 12 7:30 – 9:00 pm and March 19 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Where: John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton, 675 Watertown Street
Who: Our Knowledgeable Panel
Steve Goodwin, Dean of the College of Natural Resources at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Dean Goodwin joined the faculty in the Department of Microbiology in 1986 and focused his research on environmental microbiology and the use of microbes to produce biodegradable polymers. Dr. Goodwin received a BS in Zoology from the University of Maine, an MS in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia, and a PhD in Bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin. From 2001, Dr. Goodwin served as Dean and as Associate Dean for the former College of Natural Resources and the Environment prior to becoming CNS dean in 2009. He is active on the boards of many regional organizations, including Community Involved in Supporting Agriculture (CISA), the Northeastern Regional Association of State Agricultural Experiment Station Directors, and the Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute (PVLSI).
Greg Maslowe, Farm Manager, Newton Community Farm
Greg has worked as an organic gardener for many years. He is accredited by the Northeast Organic Farmers Association (NOFA) as an organic land-care professional. He is also a doctoral student in Boston University’s Science, Philosophy, and Religion program. He studies environmental ethics, with an emphasis on agriculture. His dissertation examines the ethics of using genetically modified organisms in agriculture. Newton Community Farm is a model of sustainable farming and energy use.