The mission of GrowSmart Maine is to build lasting prosperity without sacrificing the quality of life that defines Maine.
People choose to live in Maine for many reasons: our iconic landscapes and architecture, our strong sense of local community and our gritty, independent spirit. GrowSmart Maine seeks to protect and foster these strengths because we believe they are the foundation for lasting prosperity. Our goals are community revitalization, conservation of farmland, forest and shoreland, and support for sustainable economic development that will benefit not just today’s Mainers but our children and grandchildren. As the ONLY statewide organization linking ALL these interrelated goals, GrowSmart Maine works with myriad other organizations and municipalities to convene discussion and take actions to revitalize our communities and economy while protecting our natural resources. Join us
GrowSmart's Office Relocated
We have moved to Gardiner! Our address is 149 Water Street, Gardiner, Maine 04345 and our phone is (207) 582-4330.
The new location of our office allows us more easy access to all of the parts of Maine where we do our work and is in a revitalized downtown. We have a private office as well as shared office amenities in the Gardiner CoLab, a project of Gardiner Maine Street. We are now located physically at the intersection of community, economy, and the environment. Please come visit!
October 18, Downtown Westbrook
Maine’s premier annual smart growth summit attracts leaders from across sectors and across the state to share experiences, build knowledge, and create connections. The all-day event features success stories and replicable models through interactive morning tours and workshops nested in the host community followed by relevant and engaging smart growth sessions with experts in the afternoon.
We had a great time in Waterville at our 2016 Summit – Leaning Into Change: Maine-Grown Solutions. To see photos, presentations, program, press, or other information about the event, head over to the event page. We look forward to seeing you at our Smart Growth Forums throughout the year and again at our 2017 Summit!