ELLSWORTH -Â The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association delegation from El Salvador will share their thoughts about that experience in a public program at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ellsworth at 7pm on Wednesday, July 28, in the sanctuary. There will be stories and photos, food and goods to share from Ellsworth residents Karen and Paul Volckhausen, Peggy and Matthew Strong, and Martha Dickinson. Other delegates — Willie Marquart and Jaco Schravesande-Gardei â€“ may also attend. Several of the presenters have been an active part of other such delegations over the last 18 years. Delegations are organized by U. S- El Salvador Sister Cities.
After a brief stay and orientation in the capital city of San Salvador, the group headed to Chalatenango, one of El Salvador’s fourteen Departments. The delegation visited farms, co-ops, homes, churches, fiestas, ecological reserves, and Radio Sumpul — WERU’s sister radio station. The focus of the trip was on the area’s efforts in sustainable agriculture and other economic enterprises as Salvadorans continue their recovery from a long and brutal civil war. It was a moving and joyous journey. Everyone is welcome to attend the program, especially those who may be thinking about joining a similar delegation in the future. Sponsored by the Peace and Social Action Committee of UUCE.
For more information, call 667-5863.
Contact Name: Martha Dickinson
Telephone Number: (207)667-5863