At the end of October, Kate Wallace will be stepping down from her role as Programs Director. Kate has put in many hours to the Hub and is a big part of the reason we are still here. We are grateful for her dedication and are glad she’s not going away completely!
The land teaches us that all disturbance creates opportunity and a flourish of new growth. We are excited to introduce the two people stepping into this role – Nick D’Amore and Eileen Murphy.
Eileen has a background in tool engineering, organic farming and permaculture landscaping, and will be taking the lead on programming for the Hub. After graduating from UMaine Orono with a degree in Engineering and a minor in Sustainable Agriculture, she went to work for the summer as Eliot Coleman’s intern working on Four Season Farm with the Slow Tool Project in collaboration with the Stone Barns at Blue Hill and Johnny’s Selected Seeds. During that period she designed hand tools for the small-scale farmer, some of which are the preliminary prototype for tools sold at Johnny’s today! She is most excited about continuing the Hub’s collaboration with the Maine Tool Library and getting involved in Permablitzes to meet more of the community.
Nick has kept his feet planted in a variety of fields over the last 7 years, balancing his interests and commitments to food justice, grassroots activism, experiential education, and hospitality. He believes in our ability to build networks of equitable support through collaboration, creative problem solving, and radical dependence. Nick’s values resonate strongly with the social aspects of permaculture, and he’s dedicated to learning the agricultural principles that support them.
Please feel free to reach out to these two and introduce yourself!