NATURAL PRODUCTS & AGRICULTURE WORKING GROUP

Part of the Sustainability & Natural Resource Management Board

The Natural Products Working Group will be a standing working group of the Sustainability and Natural Resource Management Board. The purpose of Auburn's Natural Products Working Group shall be to proactively build a stronger natural resource economy in Auburn and to address the ongoing needs of protecting and promoting farms, farmland, woodlots, and natural resources based industries.

The Natural Products Working Group shall:

  • Work to protect soils of statewide importance
  • Promote local resource based economies
  • Undertake education and community outreach to promote local commodities
  • Provide assistance and contacts for local agricultural and resource based commercial initiatives at the state and federal levels
  • Raise funds and develop grant applications to support the goals of promoting natural products in Auburn.
  • Review and provide recommendations concerning solar installations in AGRP zoned areas
  • Promote local food supplies and address local hunger issues

MEMBERS

Kathy Shaw

David Griswold

David Bell

Katherine Boss

Stanwood Gray

Pam Rousseau

William Sylvester 

Ed Michaud - Associate, non-voting member

Christopher Carson - Associate, non-voting member

City staff liaison: Jay Brenchick

2021 Agriculture Committee Annual Report to Council

Agriculture Committee Emergency Executive Order 01-05022020 FINAL REPORT

          Appendix A  |  Appendix B  |  Appendix C  |  Appendix D  |  Appendix E

Knockout Browntail Webinar

Winter/early spring is a great time to fight Browntail, as nests can be easily spotted, clipped & destroyed. The Auburn Conservation Working Group, Lewiston-Auburn Community Forest Board, and the City of Auburn recently presented a webinar on Browntail moth and other invasive pests.

Presentation by Allison Kanoti, Director of the Maine Forest Service Forest Health and Monitoring Division.

Watch the webinar on our YouTube channel: CLICK HERE.

Auburn's agriculture hub brings Ag Zone data to life! Through the magic of GIS technology, the City of Auburn is able to share data in a whole new way. Using "ArcGIS Hub," Auburn has created a data portal through which we can share information, mapping, reports, and much more. Spend some time exploring Auburn's Agriculture & Resource Protection Zone Hub today!

http://agzone-auburnme.opendata.arcgis.com/  

2022 Meeting Agendas

2022 Meeting Minutes

 January 25, 2022 January 25, 2022
 March 29, 2022 March 29, 2022
 April 26, 2022 April 26, 2022
 May 31, 2022
 
 
 
 
 

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2021 Meeting Agendas

2021 Meeting Minutes

1-26-2021

1-26-2021

2-23-2021

2-23-2021

3-23-2021

3-23-2021

4-27-2021

5-25-2021

5-25-2021

6-29-2021

6-29-2021

7-27-2021

7-27-2021

8-31-2021

9-28-2021

10-27-2021

11-30-2021

12-28-2021

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2020 Meeting Minutes

August 27, 2020

September 22, 2020

October 27, 2020

December 1, 2020

December 29, 2020