Sitting to Eat – An Act of Solidarity and Safety

I try to make a practice of taking time for reflection. Sometimes that time goes as deep as one may call meditation. Most often I simply steal a moment here and there and allow my mind to relax and...
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Move Over Pumpkin Spice – Make Room for Maple

It’s hard to feel balanced when so much is happening in the world that makes us feel unbalanced. Hurricane Harvey has consumed our interest in recent days, and Hurricane Irma made its way through...
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The Ending of Summer and Beginning of Tomato Things

Summer is winding down and tomato canning season is underway. Tomatoes are a fairly easy fruit to grow. You can grow them directly in the ground or in containers. My parents used to grow several...
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Food, Food, Food

Nourishing the body and soul.

Care Giving

Caregiving is successful when given with love, kindness, and compassion.

Building Community

The world is a fantastic place. We build community through love, honor, and understanding.

Spiritual

To do something with soul, creativity or love – to put something of yourself into your work.

Stop Trafficking

Together we can put an end to the inhumane actions of human trafficking and domestic violence.

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Move Over Pumpkin Spice – Make Room for Maple

Move Over Pumpkin Spice – Make Room for Maple

It’s hard to feel balanced when so much is happening in the world that makes us feel unbalanced. Hurricane Harvey has consumed our interest in recent days, and Hurricane Irma made its way through the Carribean with its eye on Florida. Here in Maine, we’re feeling the...

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Spiritual

Caregiving

Kitchen Hacks for the Caregiver

Kitchen Hacks for the Caregiver

I’ll jump right in today and first tell you that there was an important food summit in Milan this week. American media distracted us with local politics, so we didn’t hear much about it. It was an important summit, however, that holds possibilities of long-term...

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Community

Facing Fear With Courage

Facing Fear With Courage

Angst over America's election - local, as well as state elections - has been fed by fear. There's been a considerable amount of bullying to get people to join the fear train. This morning I spent time praying and meditating on the future of our world. Not America. The...

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Trafficking

Conscientious, Optimistic

Lillian Lake is one of the most energetic and enthusiastic people I know. Her irrepressible determination to find and optimize strategies in pursuing any number of worthy issues is an inspiration.  Lil is dependable and conscientious, optimistic and cheerful; she would be great to have on your side in any struggle.

~ Cynthia Hoeh Stancioff 
Local Food Day Fiddlehead Festival Committee Member

Passionate, Involved

Within the first minute of conversation with Lillian Lake, it’s evident that you are speaking with a passionate and involved community member. Lillian works assiduously in both her research of issues and how situations affect the people and environment of her community.  She connects her research in human trafficking and food insecurity between the local and the global, and conveys these connections at speaking events and conferences as a means to educate and advocate for change. Lillian’s sensitivities to the needs of others and her unflagging energies makes a big difference in the lives of many.

~Krisanne Baker

Professor, University of Maine at Farmington