AUBURN — Kim Finnerty, director of Whiting Farm, will address the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Lunch Club at noon Thursday, April 19, at the Village Inn, 165 High St.
Finnerty received a BA in chemistry from West Virginia University in 1996. Agriculture became an important topic for her while she was a teacher at Edward Little High School. She created the Chemistry through Agriculture program at Edward Little as a way of engaging her students in their learning.
Finnerty became the director of Whiting Farm in January 2015. Under her leadership, Whiting Farm has become a working four-season farm dedicated to offering education, nutrition and enrichment for a population of diverse needs.
Finnerty is on the board of the Lewiston-Auburn Food Council and is a member of the Auburn Agriculture and Natural Resources Rezoning Committee. During her tenure as farm director, she has created partnerships with many area nonprofits, making Whiting Farm a community farm. The farm is open year-round, selling poinsettias, annuals and fresh produce and offering community engagement and education space.
The goal for the farm is to be a working-educational farm that is open to professionals and community members for locally grown produce, education and enjoyment.
Reservations are not required for the luncheon. Visiting Rotarians and community members are welcome to attend.
FMI on future Rotary speakers, contact President and Program Chairwoman Monica Millhime, 207-713-7045 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Events and other club information are posted at www.lewistonauburnrotary.org and www.facebook.com/lewistonmainerotary/.
Kim Finnerty with Winnie