Kessi Watters Kimball


I live and grow food in Kennebec County, Maine in the traditional homelands of the Wabanaki people. I am a Mi’kmaq woman, mother, auntie, and educator. I am passionate about preserving traditional ecological knowledge and restoring access to planting fields, foraging grounds, and fisheries. I currently organize with the Eastern Woodlands Rematriation Collective and lease an acre of farmland to produce food for my family and community. As an Indigenous food producer on leased land, I am attuned to the stresses and fears of the landless. I see the effects of an unending opioid epidemic and people choosing to ration their insulin because of cost…I also see an opportunity to create solutions together with FRSAN.