Lisa Moore, Beal Street Wordsmithery
Lisa is Norway’s Poet Laureate. She writes materials for the educational industry and facilitates the Mountain Poets Society that has performed at the Norway Arts Festival for many years. Her book There is a Crooked River offers poems about the Maine woods for young readers. Other recent works include The Haiku Project, a collaborative celebration of 100 original Haiku, a biography of Elie Wiesel for high school students, and an annual collection of poems, such as Smoke that was letter-pressed in West Paris. Lisa has been a member of Fare Share since the 1980's and has been serving the Co-op in many different ways, including having a knowledge of Policy Governance and the ability to train others in using it well. Lisa is our guide as we move forward to be the best board that we can we as we work towards accomplishing out Ends.
Andrea Asken-Dunn, French & ESL - Oxford Hills School District
Andrea came to Maine with the idea of homesteading, but soon realized she was much too lazy! Nonetheless, she and her (future) husband started building their own house in 1983, and it just kept growing. They hope to complete it before they retire. They lived off-grid for 30 years and homeschooled two children. Gradually they expanded their garden, added some apple trees, nut trees and chickens, and now homesteading doesn’t look quite so far away. They are excited to have recently discovered Permaculture, which magically brings together the loose threads of many of their values and interests. After homeschooling, Andrea taught French, and now teaches ESL at Oxford Hills School District. She loves art and languages, and plays Renaissance music in the Society for Creative Anachronism. Andrea was on the board back when Fare Share made the move to Maine Street. A lot has changed since then!
Ashley Roberts, Norway Savings Bank
Zizi Vlaun, Center for an Ecology-Based Economy (CEBE)
Zizi began working for the organic seed movement in mid 90s with Seeds of Change in Santa Fe where she met her husband Scott Vlaun. After leaving Taos, New Mexico, she moved to New York City to work for Waters Design and realized that it was not a nurturing path. With Scott they moved to Maine and decided to grow some roots. Their first branches into the community came through Fare Share Co-op and continued to grow from that fertile ground. Zizi and Scott started Moose Pond Arts+Ecology in 1999 and continued their work with Seeds of Change producing seed catalogs, websites, seed packs, etc. and took on many other projects for the community as well, including the Oxford Hills Magazine. After all of that “career” craziness, Zizi began refocusing her life and is currently working for resiliency locally by working for an ecology-based economy for the area through the Center for an Ecology-Based Economy (CEBE), by raising a wonderful son named Jasper, and by supporting Fare Share Co-op with an eye on creating a robust and resilient local food system.
Peter Kreiner, Brandeis University, Social Policy and Management
After decades of living in cities (Los Angeles, Boston) Peter and his wife Carol have, for the past four years, been building a cabin in Greenwood, Maine on 11 acres of mostly wooded foothills. Although he’s always been a backyard gardener, using French intensive and organic methods, he’s now able to grow vegetables on a much larger scale. Peter is edging into retirement from the world of academic research on prescription opioid and related issues, which allows him to bring grant writing and data skills to working on the Board. Although he still lives in Boston, Peter is looking forward to spending more and more time in Greenwood, relearning from his ‘60’s hippie days how to make delicious bread from freshly-ground whole-grain flours in a wood-fired brick oven he plans to construct, working in the vegetable garden, co-existing with the flies and ticks, and relaxing on his deck watching the wild turkeys shepherd their young through the blackberries and goldenrod down the hill.
Becky Cheston, Writer & Artist
Becky moved to Norway two years ago from Brookline, Massachusetts, but her connections to the area go back many years. Seeking community after her children moved away, she made a beeline for Norway. A writer, she creates educational materials for K-12 students and teachers, is a member of the Mountain Poets Society, and is working on a science fiction novel. Becky is also a seed bead artist who designs hand-loomed jewelry and other works under the label BeadLoomery. A long-time political activist, she was a member of the Boston Food Co-op during the early 1970s, and hopes her efforts can help Fare Share engage the community in fighting hunger and poverty. Her children live too far away—her daughter, a songwriter, in Los Angeles, and her son, in his final year of law school, in Chicago. Now that she no longer lives in a city, Becky is looking forward to learning how to garden so she can raise other things.
Rachel, whose interest in food and its impact on health, harbors a firmly rooted passion for good nutrition, which she expresses in daily life as much through her career as a registered dietitian and diabetes educator as she does in her home, brewing her own kombucha, making yogurt, and digging in the garden. With a focus on real foods and a belief that food is an integral part of disease management and prevention, Rachel is eager to play a role through Fare Share Co-op and assist the Oxford Hills to become a healthier and happier community.
Corey Dilts, Head Chef - Norway Brewing Company
Corey Dilts is the chef at Norway Brewing Company. After studying farm to table practices in Italy, he and his partner Katherine Bessey moved to Sumner, Maine to start their own polycultural orchard. Corey works with farmers and producers around the area to insure that customers can enjoy the most delicious food with the freshest ingredients thanks to local farmers that grow and produce their vegetables, meats and dairy products with the highest ethics, humanity and environmental concerns.
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