Ideas for GNP lands

In addition to building a replica of the Great Northern Hotel to be used as a conference center, retreat and additional hotel space for large events, there could also be some condos and/or cottages that could be strategically placed for the best views, one of which could be a bucolic view of a working farm (in addition to or part of a suggestion made by Mr. Campbell for a hydroponic farm). As I become more and more involved in the need for sustainable agriculture it becomes more apparent that this is an unmet need! For those who are mindful of the food we eat, how it is grown and wanting access, a good portion of organic, sustainably grown food is shipped in in the winter from Boston. Historically, Millinocket has been designed only for making paper and there has been no available land for other uses. The picture below shows the large gap surrounding Millinocket with no farms. The Maine Policy Review has several articles relating to Maine's Food System as well as the economic impact it can have. Also is an article about the Micmac Farm near Presque Isle which has grown into an 18 acre project with good examples of the rich potential in an area so in need such as the Millinocket area. It would seem that there is more than enough land in the GNP property to accommodate projects similar to Mr Campbell's hydroponics, a project similar to the Micmac project as well as room for livestock.

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