GrowSmart partners with Canton, Jay, Livermore, Livermore Falls, Wilton

Nancy Smith of GrowSmart MaineLIVERMORE FALLS — One lesson learned over the past eight years is that for change to have a lasting impact, it has to come from the community, Nancy Smith, executive director of GrowSmart Maine, said Wednesday. “If there is no local buy-in, it's not going to work,” she said.

GrowSmart has three staff members and is overseen by a 20-member board, including Chairman Kevin Bunker, who bought, renovated and restored the historic Lamb Block in Livermore Falls. The statewide, nonprofit organization launched a pilot project with the towns of Canton, Jay, Livermore, Livermore Falls and Wilton on Wednesday during a Movie Night at the Livermore Falls Town Office.

The organization chose to work with the towns and partner with organizations that are already active in them to help them chart the future of the communities by helping them connect with resources to move them forward. Read more…

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