Maine Sail Freight, Feral Trade and Natalie Jeremijenko
Tuesday, March 22 2016
The Greenhorn’s Maine Sail Freight Project was conceived as a “trade stunt” to provoke conversations about regional food security. More future-enactment than historical re-enactment, we see the ocean commons as a place for performance + relationship building. We celebrate new routes to market for the many new farm businesses in Maine, to remind Yankee New England of its trading history, and draw attention to agrarian entrepreneurship, use the logic of the landscape to orient ourselves in the generations-long project of restoring resilient watersheds, foodsheds and value-chains. Kate Rich will present at about her project Feral Trade, an open-framework, website and trade network based in the UK. Feral Trade has been trading around the world since 2003, often in ways that seem a bit like old fashioned smuggling. Kate will elaborate on how to order-data and software to contribute to the port-to-port commerce along the coast of Maine, and expound on her ‘trade theory’. Natalie Jeremijenko, environmental artist, will facilitate a conversation in the gallery, and help create human infrastructure for the continuing momentum. As she says “putting the Sport back in Transport”. On display will be photo and video from the 2015 Maiden voyage, farm products for sale, and an invitation to join the crew for this year’s Thanksgiving run. In attendance will be core partners from the 2015 Maiden voyage: Marada Cook, Crown of Maine, Severine v T Fleming and Abby Sadaukas of Greenhorns, and Kathy Goldner of the Penobscot Marine Museum as well as Megan Jones of Maine Sailing Adventures, boat-partner on the 2016 voyage.