Hello! My name is Kathy Pollard, of Know Your Land Consulting. I am a habitat and permaculture specialist with a background in wildlife ecology and traditional indigenous ecological knowledge. I am project leader for Bangor Land Trust’s Edible Landscape Project, now in its second year. In my presentation I will share about this endeavor to both improve wildlife habitat and encourage multigenerational public engagement with BLT’s preserves through collaborative participation in planting, caring for, and even sustainably harvesting some of the edible permaculture we have been adding to BLT preserves. As well I will talk a little bit about Edible Landscape Project’s Wabanaki cross-cultural initiative which emphasizes relationship building with the Penobscot Nation and other Wabanaki, as part of a growing movement among land conservation organizations to acknowledge and collaborate with the first peoples whose homelands comprise what came to be called Maine. I'll share progress BLT is making toward cultural use agreements, and better understanding Wabanaki culture and sustainability practices. I love hearing ideas, generating discussion, and taking questions from audience, so time for Q&A is allocated after the presentation. Happy holidays, stay safe, and best wishes for the New Year! I look forward to meeting many of you--albeit over Zoom--in January!