Farming Co-ops & Local Economies March 13th Event

We are happy to announce this event brought to our attention  by Stonington Farmers Market vendors Leslie & Tim of 5 Star Nursery & Orchard:
On Friday, March 13 at 7 pm, at the Blue Hill Public Library, the Alliance for Democracy Downeast will present the fourth in its series of programs about co-operatives, Farming Co-ops and Local Economies.  Jonah Fertig will speak about food and farming co-ops and their relationships, and Sam May will speak about credit unions, a particular type of co-op, and their role in local economies.  Fertig works for the Cooperative Development Institute and serves as a board member of both the Crown of Maine Cooperative and the Eat Local Foods Coalition and has abundant and varied experience in farming and food professions.  He was a co-founder of Local Sprouts in Portland.  Sam May is a former investment bank executive and is now on the board of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and the steering committee of Slow Money Maine.  He co-founded the Maine Harvest Credit Union.
The public is invited to attend and enjoy refreshments and discussion after the presentations.  For more information call 374-3636.

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