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!  As of September 12th, our address will be 177 Water Street, Gardiner, Maine 04345 and our phone will be (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.

Sea Level Rise: Practical Tools and Community Implementation

Smart Growth Forum in Rockland, December 9 9:30a-12pm

Registration now open! Join us to discuss the important challenges and solutions to sea level rise faced by Maine coastal and tidal river communities.


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Did you know that businesses and organizations that join GrowSmart Maine at the $1000 level can receive the member benefit of a Business Profile on this site and sent out to our email list reaching thousands of potential customers? We’d love to highlight the good work you do!  See all the others who agree and learn more about the benefits that await you as a Business Member of GrowSmart Maine. Help keep Maine…Maine.

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Summit 16 was a great success!

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!

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