Category Archives: Meeting Minutes

SMM March 19th Gathering

March 19th, 2014 – Slow Money Maine Gathering A record-breaking crowd of close to 100 people showed up for our SMM March gathering at the Viles Arboretum, with inspiration and high energy dominating the afternoon! Bonnie welcomed everyone, confirming that … Continue reading

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Meeting Minutes – January 2014

Bonnie started off the first meeting of the year with gratitude to everyone for conscious and collaborative engagement in our endeavors as we enter our 4th year as the Slow Money Maine Network!!  She described the many threads that we are weaving … Continue reading

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AN AMAZING 4TH ANNUAL SMM DAYLONG GATHERING!

With an early “Sold Out” status and unprecedented lengthy waiting list, our 4th Annual SMM daylong event got off to an exciting start and seemed to steadily build from there. The depth and variety of presenters and audience members, along … Continue reading

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Meeting Minutes – July 24, 2013

Though a hot sunny day could have lured people elsewhere, our July SMM gathering was large and lively. A significant number of the 80+ participants were there for the first time and many came from out-of-state. Two people (Bonnie’s relatives) … Continue reading

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May 15th 2013 meeting notes

Over 80 people celebrated a glorious Spring day and the beginning of Slow Money Maine’s 4th year at our May gathering. Bonnie welcomed everyone, noting many people attending for the first time, and asked for a group callout of farms … Continue reading

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March 20 2013 SMM Meeting Notes

After a beautiful March snowstorm we met again at the Viles Arboretum to hear from inspiring presenters about their projects and needs as well as receive updates from enterprises already in existence. Bonnie started the meeting with some insights she … Continue reading

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January 16th 2013 SMM meeting notes

Unfortunately, a messy snowstorm reduced attendance significantly at our first gathering of 2013 but fortunately about 40 people braved conditions and shared opportunities to network and learn from several excellent presentations. Many people joined us for the first time which … Continue reading

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SMM November 2012 Daylong event a great success!!!!

Thanks to everyone that participated in our 3rd annual SMM daylong gathering in Belfast on November 15th! The event brought 150 people together to learn from presenters and each other about varied forms of strengthening viable food systems throughout the … Continue reading

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July 25th 2012 Slow Money Maine Meeting Minutes

Bonnie shared hints of activities involving SMM leaders in the two months since our last gathering: Bonnie’s TEDxDirigo talk, Gray and Bonnie at an informal NE Ag Lenders’ gathering before the 2nd Slow Living Summit in VT and a few … Continue reading

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May 16th, 2012 Slow Money Maine Meeting Notes

Given the start of a new growing season and the start of SMM’s third year of serving farms and food systems, Bonnie shared the following excerpt from “The Land Remembers” by Ben Logan: “There is no neat and easy way … Continue reading

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