BIDDEFORD — The federal government is providing technical support to a nonprofit group in Biddeford that wants to help grow local food infrastructure.

Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree says the nonprofit group, Engine, is receiving the support through Local Food, Local Places, a federal initiative designed to bring reinvestment to neighborhoods and their food economies.

She said the group would host a two-day planning workshop in Biddeford, which would include Engine’s plan to develop an 8,000-square-foot green space and a rooftop garden and support local food-related businesses. The workshops are scheduled for June 6 and 7.

Local Food, Local Places assistance isn’t a grant, and it doesn’t give money direct to communities. It will provide a group of experts to help the community develop a plan to promote local food and revitalization.

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