e-Vermont initiatives in Hardwick were spearheaded by NEKArts / Hardwick Town House, Jeudevine Memorial Library, Hardwick Community Television, the Center for an Agricultural Economy, Hardwick town government and other organizations. In just over a year, this team succeeded in bringing the following accomplishments to Hardwick:

  • Fifty netbook packages – along with weekly training for students and teachers – to ensure that every student in grade 6 receives a 21st century education;
  • A free online neighborhood forum at frontporchforum.com that 284 subscribers in Hardwick-Walden continue to use to buy and trade household items, promote local events and volunteer needs, discuss local issues, share wildlife sightings, and recommend local businesses;
  • One-on-one assistance from the Vermont Small Business Development Center resulting in a feature-rich redesign of the Vermont Food Venture Center’s website and that incorporates the Center for an Agricultural Economy’s web content;
  • Two Comcast standard Internet connections free for 2 years – one for the Hardwick Town House and one for The Depot / Hardwick Historical Society;
  • Read about many other accomplishments in the Hardwick Re-Cap (pdf).

For more information about ongoing efforts in Hardwick, contact:

Shari Cornish
Hardwick e-Vermont Steering Committee
[email protected]

e-Vermont Stories in Hardwick