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One Fish Foundation’s Summer Newsletter Now Online

“We won’t have all the answers. But we need to have these conversations in hopes of sparking ideas that may result in solutions.” -Colles Stowell, founder of One Fish Foundation, regarding the challenges we face as the domestic seafood supply … Continue reading

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New approaches for foundations in a local economy

Investing in Local Business to Get an Even Break July 31, 2018 By Courtney E. Martin (View Article Online: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/opinion/business-investment-localism.html) Ms. Martin is the author, most recently, of “The New Better Off: Reinventing the American Dream.” It appears we are … Continue reading

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More U.S. businesses are becoming worker co-ops: Here’s why

BY EILLIE ANZILOTTI Article appears in Fast Company, read the entire article here. In 1982, Linda and Gregory Coles were struggling to find a sitter for their 18-month-old daughter. After a year of searching, they just decided to open their … Continue reading

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The Carrot Project’s Business Assistance Network for Farms & Food Businesses

  (Photo: Two Farmers Farm, Scarborough, ME) The Carrot Project and their partners have started a new initiative outlined in the guiding document, The Blueprint: Building a Better Business Assistance Network for Farms and Food Businesses. (Click here to view … Continue reading

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June Webinars and Workshops from New Entry

June webinars and workshops from New Entry Throughout the year, New Entry holds dozens of classes, advanced workshops, online trainings, farm tours and field trainings for beginning and established farmers, Food Hub customers, and the general public. Almost all events … Continue reading

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Financial Activism and RSF’s Integrated Capital Institute

Here’s another perspective on shifting thought and action related to integrated capital in a new economy, from RSF Social Finance. Enjoy! Enrique: What is the Integrated Capital Institute, and who is it for? Akaya: It’s for financial activists who want … Continue reading

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Henry P. Kendall Foundation commits $6 million to increase local & regional food on college campuses

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By Chellie Pingree: | Commentary, Farm Bill, FARMING, FOOD + POLICY, Food Policy

I’ve always been optimistic about the farm bill. I felt very fortunate to work on the last farm bill with colleagues on both sides of the aisle, supporting programs that I believe make a difference. As legislation goes, the farm … Continue reading

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NPR: A Grass-Roots Movement For Healthy Soil Spreads Among Farmers

In American farm country, a grass-roots movement is spreading, a movement to keep more roots in the soil. (Not just grass roots, of course; roots of all kinds.) Its goal: Promoting healthy soil that’s full of life. I met three … Continue reading

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Maine Biz – As Maine agriculture evolves, farm financers aim to keep up

To launch Bumbleroot Organic Farm, the four founders pooled funds to buy a tractor and things like vegetable and flower seed, setting up a modest operation on a 1.5-acre site leased in Buxton. Bolstered by income from a community-supported agriculture … Continue reading

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