Technical Resources

Offer specific How To manuals, reports and tools. Technical resources help with actual implementation of a specific project.

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How to Start a Community Garden

The Vermont Community Garden Network provides a range or resources for new and established community gardens. The Start a Garden page gives a detailed overview of the different steps to get a (community) garden up and running.

Co-op Power

Co-op Power has created an innovative structure that enables communities to create community-owned clean energy products and services, businesses and jobs. All Community Scale business developments are created, decided upon, and supported by members in a Local Organizing Council.

Guide to Going Local

The Center for a New American Dream and the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) have joined forces to publish this Guide to Going Local. It's full of ideas and advice on how to strengthen the local economy in your town: through buying local, highlighting new entrepreneurs, instilling local pride, investing locally, and more.

Community Resilience 101

On Thursday, October 16, 2014 the Grassroots Fund co-produced a webinar with New England New Economy Transition about “community resilience.” We discussed how we can all live well now and into the future, given the challenges of a hurting economy, climate change, resource shortages, and political paralysis.

Southside Community Land Trust

Southside Community Land Trust provides access to land, education and other resources so people in Greater Providence can grow food in environmentally sustainable ways and create community food systems where locally produced, affordable, and healthy food is available to all. SSCLT staff is available as a technical resource to community gardeners across Greater Providence.

Sustainable Energy Resource Group (SERG)

SERG helps Vermont and New Hampshire homeowners and towns use less energy save money and protect the environment through education, outreach and community organizing. SERG provides technical assistance to energy committees, organizes home energy assessments, provides access to home efficiency calculators and convenes people through events and workshops.

Bob Walker (Executive Director)
[email protected]
(802) 785-4126

Boston Natural Areas Network

Boston Natural Areas Network (BNAN) works to preserve, expand and improve urban open space through community organizing, acquisition, ownership, programming, development and management of special kinds of urban land - community gardens, urban wilds and greenways. BNAN staff is available as a technical resource to community gardeners in the Greater Boston area.

Salvation Farms

Salvation Farms utilizes local resources, skills and knowledge to create strong partnerships across industries and sectors and effectively move surplus food from farms to those who need it. The organization is available to assist community gleaning efforts in Vermont and across New England.

Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative (PAREI)

PAREI encourages energy conservation and energy efficiency practices and promotes the use of renewable energy in the Plymouth, NH region. This is done through education, community building, increasing accessibility to professional energy-related services and by developing and sharing the model with other communities.