We are so pleased to welcome Amanda Provencher as one of our new library board members. Many members of the community have the good fortune to know her since Amanda and her husband Paul Schultz run King Hill Farm in Penobscot. Their very active Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program feeds many of us through the summer with organic produce, also available through the fall and winter at Tradewinds and the Blue Hill Co-op. It is amazing what they can produce on their 6 acres in addition to raising their children Gus (10) and Mae (9).
Amanda originally hails from Canada, though she and Paul have experienced much of the world, having taught and lived in Korea and China (Amanda holds a K-8 teaching certificate), in addition to working on organic farms in Belize, New Zealand, and Nepal. These experiences lend much to the skills she’s bringing to the board including agricultural knowledge, budgeting and management skills, an international perspective and nerves of steel! Along with her kids, Amanda is a frequent visitor to the library, and appreciates BHPL’s role in the community. We look forward to having her on the Board! — By Callie Curtis