Anna Davis and David Levinson, managers of Beech Hill Farm, will be keynote speakers at the Bar Harbor Garden Club’s Annual Meeting Luncheon, set for May 10 at the Kebo Valley Club. PHOTO COURTESY OF BEECH HILL FARM

Beech Hill Farm managers to speak at garden club annual meeting lunch



BAR HARBOR — Beech Hill Farm production practices will be discussed at the Bar Harbor Garden Club’s Annual Meeting Luncheon at the Kebo Valley Club on Thursday, May 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Beech Hill Farm, owned and operated by College of the Atlantic, is a MOFGA-certified organic farm. The 73-acre property includes 6 acres of fields in vegetable production, three small heirloom apple orchards, pasture land for pigs and poultry, five greenhouses and open forest.

Keynote speakers Anna Davis and David Levinson manage Beech Hill Farm. Their presentation will focus on greenhouse production, soil management, weed and pest management and season extension, and how to apply their production practices to a small-scale vegetable garden.

Levinson attended Evergreen State College in Washington State, majoring in agroecology. Since graduating in 2009, he has worked for the Organic Seed Alliance and on numerous organic vegetable farms in Oregon, Washington, Rhode Island and Western Massachusetts.

Davis graduated from Hampshire College in 2011 with a degree in environmental sociology. After graduating, she spent time working as a community organizer in community gardens before moving back to Western Massachusetts to start farming. Davis farmed for two large-scale, organic CSA farms in Pioneer Valley before accepting the job at Beech Hill Farm in 2014. This will be Davis and Levinson’s second season managing Beech Hill Farm together.

The luncheon costs $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers and includes entrée, beverage, dessert and tip. Reservations and meal selections must be made by May 3. Email [email protected] or call 244-0567.

The Bar Harbor Garden Club is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Maine and National Garden Clubs Inc.

 

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