GrowSmart Maine Forum: Growing farm-friendly communities

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9:00 am to 11:00 am

Windham Town Hall


How to create municipal agricultural commissions & other tools to support farms in your town.

Hear community & municipal leaders share policy approaches and practical ideas for ways communities and farmers can benefit from working together.

Stephanie Gilbert, Farm Viability & Farmland Protection Specialist with the Maine Dept. of Agriculture, Conservation, & Forestry will moderate this panel discussion, followed by ample time for audience Q&A and networking.


  • Bud Benson, Town Planner, Town of Standish
  • Rod Melanson, Planning Director, Town of Topsham
  • Kate Newkirk, Co-Chair, Town of Winslow Agriculture Commission


9:00-9:15a Registration, Networking, Light Breakfast

9:15-10:45a Panel Presentations, Moderated Panel Discussion, and Audience Question & Answer

10:45a-11:00p Networking

$15/$25 – More information and registration here.