FALMOUTH, Maine – Norway Savings Bank is proud to announce a donation of $25,000 to the Falmouth Land Trust to help restore and refurbish the barn at Hurricane Valley Farm in Falmouth, Maine.
When Falmouth Land Trust purchased the 62-acre farm in 2015, it was slated to become a 17-home subdivision. The property is now leased to Cultivating Community, a Portland food justice organization, which provides farming education and community agriculture opportunities to new American farmers.
“We are proud to have restored what was once a horse farm to its agricultural roots,” said Mila Plavsic, Executive Director for the Falmouth Land Trust. “It’s a unique space in Falmouth in that you can also use the land for recreation while on a real working farm.”
The barn, while well-constructed and in good condition for its age, needs extensive renovations to continue to serve the farm into the future.
“Local food production and land preservation are both important areas of focus for Norway Savings Bank,” said Dan Walsh, President and CEO of Norway Savings Bank. “We are pleased that we were able to help with refurbishing the barn, protecting the land and restoring it to agricultural use, ensuring its public use for generations to come.”
About Norway Savings Bank
Founded in 1866, Norway Savings Bank is a leading mutual banking and financial services company headquartered in Norway, Maine. As of June 30, 2022, Norway Savings Bank had $1.739 billion in total assets. Norway Savings Bank has 24 branch locations and operates divisions in trust and investment services, personal banking and business banking. In 2022, Norway Savings received the Best Place for Working Parents designation and was recognized with the “Best Wellness Employer – Gold Certification” for the fourth year in a row by Wellness Workdays. BauerFinancial has designated Norway Savings Bank the “Best of Bauer” for earning and maintaining its highest 5-star rating for 32 continuous years. For more information, visit www.norwaysavings.bank.