Co-hosted by GrowSmart Maine and Bowdoinham Community Development Initiative
Building on the success of our January farm friendly communities forum in Windham, we are again offering a discussion of these important topics from local and state leaders in Bowdoinham in March.
Hear community & municipal leaders share policy approaches and practical ideas for ways communities and farmers can benefit from working together.Maine’s food system and local food movement are growing and provide unique economic and community development opportunities in rural and suburban areas. Attendees will come away knowing how to enable their community to work together with current and future farmers to protect and build on Maine’s agricultural heritage and potential. Our panel of experts will share how you and your hometown can welcome and retain small agricultural businesses.
Stephanie Gilbert, Farm Viability & Farmland Protection Specialist with the Maine Dept. of Agriculture, Conservation, & Forestry will moderate this panel discussion, followed by ample time for audience Q&A and networking with community partners.
Active Farmer – $10
BCDI & GrowSmart Maine Members – $15
General Public – $25
More info and registration: http://growsmartmaine.org/events/forum-growing-farm-friendly-communities-bowdoinham/