2016/2017 MEETING SCHEDULE:
SMM Meetings 2016:
November Daylong Gathering in Belfast: 11/10/16
SMM Meeting dates 2017:
2017: Wednesdays 2/15,4/12, 10/4 at Christ Church in Gardiner 1-4pm
November Daylong Gathering in Belfast: 11/8/2017
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Maine Organic Lenders (MOL) Investment ClubFor more information and to submit an application, click here.
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- Portland Press Herald Editorial
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The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations located in Maine as a result of the drought … Continue reading
The USDA has awarded 29 grants totaling $5.8 million to help rural co-ops create jobs and support business expansion, including one to CDI to support technical assistance in rural communities in New England and New York. Read more here.
October 4th, 2016 Here’s a really interesting article in the Portland Press Herald about farm success and the importance of public support. Read it here.
Good Shepherd Food Bank Awarded $3 Million for Purchase of Nutritious, Maine-grown Foods for Hunger Relief Efforts
Auburn, ME – The Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) has awarded Good Shepherd Food Bank $3 million to purchase vegetables, fruits, and seafood from Maine producers to be distributed to hunger relief programs across the state. Read more here
Fund-ME Provides New and Existing Businesses with Opportunity to Obtain Investments Needed to Start or Expand Operations Maine Securities Administrator Judith Shaw has announced the first crowdfunding offering made under Maine’s crowdfunding law, known as Fund-ME. Blue Hill Co-op, a … Continue reading
Sun Journal Sunday August 21, 2016 There is just something about putting a seed in the ground and watching it transform into food. Well, not just food. Really good, fresh food that tastes like accomplishment. It’s easy to take our … Continue reading
FREEPORT, ME – The Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Tom Vilsack, today announced that Wolfe’s Neck Farm Foundation, Inc. (WNF) has been awarded a three-year grant totaling $573,256 to support expansion of its Organic Dairy Farmer … Continue reading
Slow Money Maine addresses this exact question as part of our focus at the Daylong event in Belfast, ME November 10, 2016. Here’s an article from Civil Eats on the subject. Well worth the read. Join us in November and … Continue reading
The Schmacher Center for a New Economics Its Time for a New Economics by Greg Watson Having worked on and off in the arena of sustainable agriculture for nearly fifty years in both the government and nonprofit sectors, the question … Continue reading
MCED Connect: July 2106 5 Minutes With… John Holden of the Lewiston Auburn Economic Growth Council. Check out the current newlsetter, for this and more. . .