Food and community are helping a small Vermont town make it through the recession. Find out what it takes to build a farm-to-table system, and what it has meant financially for a once struggling town, on the next Making $ense New England, airing Thursday, August 19 at 8 p.m. on New Hampshire Public Television, Maine Public Broadcasting Network and Vermont Public Television. Planning for long-term care, workplaces for unemployed professionals, and investment strategies in a challenging economy are also featured on the program.
Building a farm-to-table community. Food and community are helping a small Vermont town make it through this recession. Several business owners in Hardwick, VT, are working together to build a farm-to-table network, and their efforts are being looked at as a model for other communities nationwide. VPT correspondent Kristin Carlson reports on how the local food movement is helping grow new businesses and at the same time rebuilding the region’s rural economy.
Planning for long-term care. The options for long-term care vary according to your needs, budget and community, and range from staying in your home with community support to assisted-living residences to nursing homes. Producer Phil Vaughn of NHPTV interviews an expert with experience in sorting through the sometimes difficult choices.
Work it UP Helps Unemployed Business Professionals. Work it UP helps put unemployed people back to work. The Maine-based organization collects resumes from out-of-work engineers, human resource experts, marketing directors, project managers and others, and deploys them in small teams to businesses that can use their expertise. While they are not paid for their work, they gain experience for their resumes, new relationships as well as new skills. Producer Jennifer Rooks of MPBN reports on how the organization got started and what motivates it to help unemployed professionals.
Investing during challenging economic times. John Gannon, president of the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, talks with VPT correspondent Kristin Carlson about investing during challenging economic times. Plus, in a web-only interview on www.makingsensenewengland.org, Gannon addresses current investment scams and how to avoid them.
MAKING $ENSE NEW ENGLAND, a 10-part series, airs monthly through August 2010, with stories about grassroots responses and solutions to the economic crisis of northern New England. The series is a collaboration of New Hampshire Public Television, Maine Public Broadcasting Network, and Vermont Public Television. www.makingsensene.org
Funding for Making $ense New England provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; Financial Industry Regulatory Authority; Foundation for Financial Planning; FINRA Investor Education Foundation; and Goodwill Industries of Northern New England.