As you are participating in Celebrate Bowdoinham and embracing our wonderful community with your neighbors, we invite you to please stop by the Bowdoinham Community Development Initiative (BCDI) Tent to hear about the work we are doing within our community.
Our Neighbors Investing in Neighbors crowd-sourcing loan program has been operating since 2001 and has invested over $100,000 back into several farms and businesses within our community. Our Farmland Inventory Project is moving along and we have a September Landowners meeting event scheduled to hear from landowners about their current and future needs for the potential use and agricultural development of their land.
The Community Conversations project list, generated in 2017 by input from over 100 residents who participated in two evening discussion sessions to brainstorm about the village and waterfront area, is moving along well with many projects accomplished and thriving. Project ideas that emerged from the Conversations include Peary’s Garden, WIC and EBT acceptance at the Farmer’s Market, kayak public storage, Merrymeeting Hall Community Center, and more. A priority that arose from the Conversations was to improve the walkability and amenities in the Village area and BCDI recently funded through grants the purchase of benches create seating areas in the downtown public areas.
We invite you to stop by our tent at Celebrate because we want to hear your reasons why you love Bowdoinham and your thoughts and ideas on what would make our community an even better place to work, live and play. Our outdoor living room style tent was well received last year as a place to sit, relax, and converse with neighbors about our community. We invite you back this year for more conversations. We look forward to hearing from you and sharing in more dialog. Please don’t be shy – stop by and let’s continue the conversation!
BCDI is a private, non-profit, membership-based organization located in Bowdoinham. BCDI is operated by a volunteer board of directors comprised of local community members.
We welcome you to visit our website, Facebook page and Instagram page for more information.