Meeting to focus on local 'green economy'


BRATTLEBORO — What would a green economy with many thriving agroforestry, sustainable agriculture and permaculture businesses look like?

If you have a business idea that falls into one of these three categories, or if you are interested in hearing what others in the region are planning, scheming and developing, come to a Green Economy development meeting in Brattleboro. People will have a chance to throw out their ideas, gather collaborators, hear about resources available for start-up businesses in these interrelated fields and find fellow enthusiasts for specific plant, mushroom and animal species and crops, products and techniques.

The meeting will be held 2-4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6, at the River Garden, 157 Main Street. Pre-Registration is not necessary. Participants are encourage to bring samples of produce from their farm, field, forest, orchard or business.

The AgroForestry and Sustainable Agriculture Working Group is a branch of the Green Economy Innovation Hub. The group is working to replace the jobs lost through the closure of Vermont Yankee with jobs that promote a green economy. Other branches include green building, international development, and finance/insurance/real estate.

This initiative is focused on creating jobs in the stretch of the Connecticut River Watershed that include the Vermont counties of Windham and Bennington, Cheshire County in New Hampshire and Franklin County in Massachusetts.

For more information contact Tad Montgomery and Associates, Ecological Engineering, at 802-251-0502 or


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