Interest in healthy food from local sources is burgeoning nationwide but many residents of midcoast Maine, which Chewonki calls home, go to bed hungry. Chewonki and the Morris Farm Trust, a Wiscasset nonprofit that focuses on agriculture-based education and community-building, are for the third year co-convening “Local Food, Local Hunger,” a food security forum we hope will generate some solutions. The forum will take place at Chewonki on Saturday, March 4, 9:00-3:00 p.m. (snow date: March 11). The public is encouraged to attend. Find more information and register at www.morrisfarm.org or by calling (207) 882-4080. Chewonki Farm Manager Megan Phillips has worked with Morris Farm staff to create the program, which this year will focus on “a rich dialogue about food waste and recovery in Maine,” as Phillips puts it. The keynote speaker will be Hannah Semler, Healthy Acadia’s gleaning coordinator for Hancock County (Maine). Healthy Acadia is an organization involved in multiple initiatives aimed at creating sustainable, dynamic communities in Hancock and Washington counties. “Local Food, Local Hunger” workshop topics will include the Environmental Protection Agency’s food recovery hierarchy and how you can get involved; hunger among children and the elderly; nutrition education; and more. If you’re in the area, please join us for this important event.