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A Windham Grows meetup: Farms, Food, Green Buildings, Green Technology

Following up on “Tech Salad,” a successful meeting between farm/food and technology people in our region, we present in collaboration with SEON — the Sustainable Energy Outreach Network —the next meetup in this series:

A Windham Grows Meetup:
GREEN BUILDINGS, FARMS, AND FOOD
— An exploration of collaborative opportunities —
Tuesday, March 29 from 5 PM to 7 PM
The River Garden, 157 Main St,. Brattleboro

Like Tech Salad, this event will also be facilitated by Nadav Malin, president of Building Green, Inc., a Brattleboro consultancy that gathers, organizes and publishes information about green building technologies for building industry professional and policy makers.

The purpose of the meetup is for people to interact and engage in order to discover new business and collaboration opportunities made possible by the shared interests and challenges of each sector. We’re hoping to uncover a handful of innovative ideas involving farms, food and green technology. Bring your thoughts about what you would like to change or do better in your business, and we’ll brainstorm a list of mutual opportunities, and see which attendees would like to champion these ideas going forward.

These workshops are the first phase of Windham Grows, a new Stroll program designed to help launch and grow businesses in the Windham County farm and food sector. Windham Grows is being developed as a successor to the Farm/Food Business Planning Competition we have organized for many years. In Windham Grows, rather than receiving a check for a winning business plan, competitively-selected businesses will receive custom-tailored packages of mentoring and resources over a period of six to nine months, to help them through the startup or scale-up stage of their business.

Pizza and salad will be served at the meeting, which is free and open to any entrepreneurs in the Windham County food, agriculture or green building/green technology sectors.

To attend, please pre-register below. (Or you can register by phone by calling us at the River Garden at 802-246-0982.)

If you have any questions, please email or give a call! We hope to see you on March 29.