We are an intentionally inclusive, diverse network representing many sectors and communities in Maine, with a focus on supporting local sustainable food systems.
We CONVENE gatherings, CONNECT people to each other’s needs, and CATALYZE the flow of funds and technical assistance to a wide array of food businesses.


Join us WEDNESDAY JANUARY 17th
at Christ Church on Dresden Avenue in Gardiner
for our first gathering of the new year


Main Presenters 1-4pm:
Hatchet Cove Farm –  Bill Pluecker & Reba Richardson
Eighteen Twenty Wines – Amanda O’Brien & Pete Dubuc
Maine AgrAbility – Lani Carlson & Ellen Gibson
Cumberland Co. Food Security Council & Somali Bantu Community Association – Jim Hanna & Muhidin Libah
Local Food Promotion Project & Rosemont Market – Joe Appel

SMM PEER TO PEER FOCUS GROUP:
12:00 – 1pm in living room
Past, Present, Future: Stories of Gleaning for Community Food Security – facilitated by Hannah Semler and Vicki Skydell
12:00 – 1pm downstairs at conference table
TA providers gathering: facilitated by Heather Omand


Check out our very first Slow Money Maine educational video short!  Hot off the presses.  Thanks very much to Timber and Frame Media in Portland as well as all of our movie stars!  Slow Money Maine 2018


Enjoy these stories reflecting the range of our network’s offerings.

GRANTS & LOANS CREATIVE FINANCING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

SMM Gatherings:

Slow Money Maine continues to share the exciting stories of the food producers and businesses in our state as well as valuable information about services and projects underway in the non-profit sector through our gatherings at the Christ Church in Gardiner, Maine. Our gatherings are from 1-4 pm. Additional pre-meeting focus groups on topical themes will be offered between 12-1 pm.

2018 gatherings:

Wednesday January 17th, 2018
Wednesday April 11th, 2018
Wednesday October 4th, 2018


Some of the many ways to engage in Slow Money Maine:

  • Explore peer-to-peer lending or partner with us for grants –   Investing Locally
  • Give or receive food business expertise through our Technical Assistance Program  TAP
  • Learn more about our local and regional gatherings (see 2018 schedule) –  Index to Presenters
  • Create/join/apply to an investment club  – See current clubs  Maine Organic Lenders  and No Small Potatoes
  • Consider pitching your business or non-profit needs at a gathering – Contact Us

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