Local Community

PLLC2_smallTerrell House Permaculture Living & Learning Center

Terrell House is an inspiring space for hands-on learning, collaboration, research, and cooperative living. Incorporating principles of sustainable design, local food, and intentional community, Terrell House provides a location for interdisciplinary learning and research, events and workshops, a resident community, and a community garden.

Black Bear Food GuildBlack Bear Food Guild

Established in 1994, the Food Guild is a community supported agricultural endeavor, initiated and developed by students in response to their desire for more hands on learning. The majority of the operating capital is from the sale of membership shares.

Orono Community GardenOrono Community Garden

The Orono Community Garden produces more than just vegetables. It also develops a sense of community, promotes sustainability, and encourages healthy lifestyles.

Harvest For Hunger2Maine Harvest for Hunger

Since 2000, hundreds of volunteers have raised, gathered, and donated more than 996 tons of fresh produce to hungry Mainers through UMaine Extension’s Harvest for Hunger program.

Orono Farmers MarketOrono Farmers’ Market

The Orono Farmers’ Market is one of Maine’s larger markets with over twenty-five members offering a wide range of locally produced foods, open rain or shine.

Orono Town LogoRecycling in Orono

Zero-Sort is Here! The single-stream recycling process is now fully implemented throughout the town of Orono.

Orono Land TrustOrono Land Trust

The Orono Land Trust is a local non-profit organization with volunteer officers and Board members. Its function is to encourage the presence of trails and open spaces in the Orono area.

Library_BookNews-tablet125pxOrono Public Library

The Orono Public Library is Certified LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED features include: energy efficient design, computer-controlled lighting and air conditioning systems, low-VOC materials and increased ventilation for improved indoor air quality, the use of regional materials to boost the local economy, abundant natural light and views, water-efficient landscape design, and a radiant heating system in the floor.

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Office of Sustainability
312-314 Corbett Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5774
Tel: 207.581.1571