What’s happening with Maine AgrAbility?
Richard Brzozowski shared program information with the Cooperative Extension home horticulture leadership group of Master Gardeners, educators, and home gardeners. He shared resources such as the PAW, a power-assisted wheelbarrow (goo.gl/kPe0GK).
Cooperative Extension and the Maine Beginning Farmers Resource Network, with funding from NESARE, presented a day-long workshop about supporting relationships for farm success. Three AgrAbility staff attended along with statewide ag service providers, learning new ways to support the diverse needs of Maine farmers, and focusing on those in the first ten years of production.
Lani Carlson attended the draft design review of Cultivating Community’s incubator farm and farmer training program funded through a BFRDP from USDA. Maine AgrAbility is one of several partners with Cultivating Community on this project along with the Somali Bantu Community Mutual Assistance Association of Lewiston-Auburn, the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, Maine Farmland Trust, Community Financial Literacy, and Coastal Enterprises Inc. (http://www.pressherald.com/2017/11/30/usda-grant-to-help-farmers/)