Join us for the first speaker in our new series: Brent Legere of Lovell Box Company. Brent will give us an inside look at how he got started with his thriving box business. After attending the Maine College of Art, Brent worked for many years as a finished carpenter. One day Brent looked at the things around him stored in containers made of plastic and cardboard and something didn’t seem right to him. “I had no connection to those materials. I asked myself ‘how can I change that?’ How could I store the things that are important to me in a way that makes me feel engaged with the process of day to day living.” Pretty soon he owned a portable saw mill and a passive solar kiln and he started creating boxes. Recipe card boxes, apple crates, beer and wine totes, boxes that can hold records and recyclables, but also cheese boards, cribbage boards, stools and tables; Brent does it all. His beautiful products started selling well and now you can see his products in many Lovell homes. Come learn from Brent the ups and downs of starting your own business. His talk will be accompanied by many beautiful pictures of the long process of tree-to-box. A selection of his products will be for sale that night.