by Vermont Rice
There are some significant developments to report! The Vermont Sail Freight Project is going forward in partnership with the Willowell Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit based in Monkton, the next town over from where I live. Details are being worked out regarding how exactly we will approach and execute this exciting project and I am very happy to be working with a great team of people. This partnership greatly increases the likelihood of a successful launch in 2013 as originally planned.
We’re very busy pursuing questions of feasibility with the Coast Guard and municipalities, and other matters of logistics and strategy. When these are resolved, we can begin laying the groundwork for the creation of the project in a way that will involve high school students and the wider community.
Also, we are scheduled to present the project at the ACORN (Addison County Relocalization Network) Financing the Working Landscape Conference on Nov. 29th. If you are local, maybe we’ll see you there.