Gloria Varney built her farm and family by asking herself the “what if” question. What if our basic needs and expectations cannot be fulfilled by outside sources? Her talk will be about how humans have the potential to provide their own security by asking this question and creating creative answers. As an example of a possible answer, she will explain how she structured Nezinscot Farm to be able to provide basic needs like food, water, shelter and health care to her own family and community.
Gloria Varney resides in Turner, Maine, with her husband of 26 years, Gregg, and has five children ranging in ages from 11 to 22. She and her husband ran the first organic dairy in the state and they continue to produce milk for Organic Valley. Along with the dairy, she operates a farm store that features products produced on the farm, such as organically raised meats, cheese (both goat and cow), canned goods, breads and baked goods, and herbal products. A café features their own homemade entrees, with a wool and fiber shop on the second floor that's loaded with woolen items from their flock of sheep, alpacas, rabbits and angora goats.
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