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A Smart Growth Community in Maine?

A Smart Growth Community in Maine?

I’m a dreamer, and I’m not afraid to try and put my dreams into action. As a new GrowSmart Maine Board member, I sat at my 1st Board meeting feeling inspired by the goals, energy and effort being...

GrowSmart. Shrinksmart. Be Strong. Pioneer. Locally.

GrowSmart. Shrinksmart. Be Strong. Pioneer. Locally.

We occasionally ask ourselves if GrowSmart is the right name. Initially borrowed from the Smart Growth movement, some question whether it’s stale, while others are not yet familiar with it. I follow...

GrowSmart at a Glance – April-June 2018 

GrowSmart at a Glance – April-June 2018 

We offer to our subscribers this overview of our work across Maine in the second quarter of 2018. If you aren’t already a member, please consider supporting these programs...

Broadband for Cranberry Isles & Beyond

Broadband for Cranberry Isles & Beyond

Broadband internet is as essential for community resiliency as are dependable roads, electricity and public safety. These services provide foundation for people to live, work and enjoy a basic...

Does Smart Growth Lead to Sustainability?

Does Smart Growth Lead to Sustainability?

By Rachel Bouvier of rbouvier consulting. Sustainability has become a buzzword in certain circles but what exactly does the word mean? In the economic development sector, a sustainable economy is...

Communities at Risk with Proposed LUPC Rule Changes

Earlier this week, GrowSmart Maine was in Brewer for the Public Hearing of the Land Use Planning Commission, which acts as the Planning Board for 10 million acres in the Unorganized Territories. ...

Supporting Farms in Maine Matters – What You Can Do

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...

2018 Advocacy Update

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...