Land in Common’s current Board of Directors has been working together, patiently and diligently for a number of years, to bring the organization to this new place of opening and connection. Because we are only at the early stages of building a truly inclusive, diverse, and broadly participatory organization, we see ourselves as an “interim Board”—holding the space for what is to come.
Ethan Miller (Organizational Development Coordinator; Resident Member) is a long-time organizer, educator, and researcher focused on just and sustainable livelihoods. When not working for Land in Common, he manages the Wild Mountain Cooperative orchard, teaches courses in Environmental Studies at Bates College, and is the author of a recent book on ecological futures in Maine called Reimagining Livelihoods: Life beyond Economy, Society, and Environment (University of Minnesota Press, 2019).
Daphne Loring (Board Convener; Associate Member) is Coordinator of Community Programs at the Cobscook Community Learning Center, former director of the Maine Fair Trade Campaign, and a passionate community organizer, educator, and advocate for justice, grassroots democracy, and community-based alternatives.
Sherie Blumenthal (Treasurer, Associate Member) is Manager for Community Programs at St. Mary’s Nutrition Center in Lewiston, a co-organizer of the Lewiston Farmers Market, and a core member of the Central Maine chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice, and a steadfast advocate for equitable food systems and land access.
Kate Boverman (Resident Member) is a farmer, community herbalist, permaculture teacher, co-organizer of Wild Mountain Cooperative, and a co-founder of the Northeast Radical Herbalist Network (Radherb)—dedicated to promoting health justice principles within herbalist communities.
Nathan Brimmer (Associate Member) is, among many other things, a long-time social and economic justice activist, a community educator, a dedicated board member of the grassroots catalyst organization Resources for Organizing and Social Change (ROSC), and VP of Operations for Axiom Technologies—coordinating the expansion of broadband internet to Maine’s remote island communities.