Water Water Everywhere: New Coastal Resilience Resources Available

Upcoming Workshop 5/8/18, Augusta – Rising Water: Adapting Maine Communities Those in Maine who are lucky enough to live on or in close proximity to the ocean, lakes, rivers and estuaries are challenged by a rising sea level and more intense storms. Everywhere we look storm surges, extreme high tides, and flooding are happening. Join us…

Supporting Maine Farms Matters – What You Can Do, Part 2

Click here to visit the event page for all the details and registration at the March 26th Forum ‘Growing Farm Friendly Communities’ Here in Maine, everyone can support farmers and farms. Check out the list below for a few ideas! Read your local newspapers, printed or online. Find some exciting workshops you can be involved…

Supporting Farms in Maine Matters – What You Can Do

Our March forum ‘Growing Farm Friendly Communities‘ has been postponed due to snow. Join us at the new date: Monday March 26, 8:30-11a, Bowdoinham. Click here to visit the event page for all the details and registration! This Forum is a chance to learn from and discuss with leading Mainers the subject of farm friendly…

2018 Advocacy Update

The Second Regular Session of the 128th Maine State Legislature is well underway and GrowSmart Maine has taken an active role in securing passage of those select bills which would directly work to protect and build the future of Maine’s way of life, economy and infrastructure in a sustainable manner that benefits all Maine citizens. …

GrowSmart Maine Testifies in Support of LD 1815, An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Improve Multimodal Facilities, Highways & Bridges

Testimony of Nancy Smith, Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine in support of LD 1815 February 15, 2018 Senator Hamper, Representative Gattine and members of the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs, my name is Nancy Smith and I am the Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine. We are a statewide non-partisan, non-profit, membership-based organization working…

GrowSmart Maine Testifies in Support of LD 1798 to Update Rules for ConnectME Authority

Testimony of Nancy Smith, Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine in support of LD 1798 February 13, 2018 Senator Woodsome, Representative Berry and members of the Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology, my name is Nancy Smith and I am the Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine. We are a statewide non-partisan, non-profit, membership-based organization working…

GrowSmart Maine Testifies in support of LD 1760 to Preserve Historic Buildings

Testimony of Nancy Smith, Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine in support of LD 1760 January 25, 2018 Senator Hamper, Representative Gattine and members of the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs, my name is Nancy Smith and I am the Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine. We are a statewide non-partisan, non-profit, membership-based organization working…

GrowSmart Maine Testifies in Opposition to LD 1764 to Relocate Maine’s Small Business Advocate to DECD

Testimony of Nancy Smith, Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine in opposition to LD 1764 January 24, 2018 Senator Paul Davis, Representative Danny Martin and members of the Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government, my name is Nancy Smith and I am the Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine.  We are a statewide non-partisan, non-profit, membership-based…

GrowSmart Maine Testifies in Support of LD 1698 to Support Local & Traditional Industries in Maine

Testimony of Nancy Smith, Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine in support of LD 1698, Resolve, Directing the Maine Community College System To Promote Innovation and Growth in Rural Maine through the support of local and traditional industries January 17, 2018 Senator Langley, Representative Kornfield and members of the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural…

GrowSmart Maine Testifies in Support of LD 1686, Protect Maine’s Pro-Solar Policy

Testimony of Nancy Smith, Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine in support of LD 1686. January 11, 2018 Senator Woodsome, Representative Berry and members of the Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology, my name is Nancy Smith and I am the Executive Director of GrowSmart Maine and I live in Monmouth. We are a…