2018 Event Schedule:
We’re all done for this year. Stay tuned for our gathering and meeting schedule for 2019!
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Recent SMM Buzz
- Urgent Action Needed to Save Organic Standards
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- Maine Is Scaling Up its Local Grain Economy
- “Do Good by Giving Up More: A Vision of Restorative Investing” – by Rodney Foxworth
- On The Road – Downeast Meeting Minutes 10/10/18
- Two Programs to Support Beginning Farmers
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Category Archives: Presentations
Fair Food Network’s Fair Food Fund is investing in entrepreneurs that are transforming the business of food from farms to families. We pair financing and business assistance—two critical needs—to catalyze the success of good food entrepreneurs in their communities and … Continue reading
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
Though March meetings can often include the potential for a snowstorm, a HOT summery day set the mood for our SMM gathering, with close to 70 people attending, many for the first time. Bonnie began with a welcome, noting that … Continue reading
Our May meeting, with about 50 participants, began with Bonnie’s honoring the start of a new growing season by reading a Wendell Berry poem about oneness with the earth. In reviewing the agenda, we were disappointed to learn that weather … Continue reading
Our March meeting was a lively one, with many new people attending from varied regions and sectors. As usual, our format included networking time; four brief presentations from nonprofits, farms, and businesses; updates from participants; and group discussion related to … Continue reading