Yesterday was our first day working with students from a local elementary school! We had 7 people join us for two hours yesterday and we planted leaf lettuce, corn, and beans! We are looking forward to working every Thursday with our students and helping them to learn to grow both food and themselves! Below are pictures of our raised beds we made for the student gardeners and some planting that we did with them! Continue reading
We’ve had a very productive summer at the garden so far, with the help of our three summer garden interns, Amelia Chambers ’16, George Hill ’16, and Nick Pattison ’18. We’ve gone from preparing the garden in late may, to planting in june, and then harvesting in late july (with weeding all in-between!!). Continue reading
We’re excited that you decided to sign up for COFGA, and we hope to spend time digging in the dirt, visiting local farms, and planning next year’s garden with you!
For more information on the garden, you can visit our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/COFGA).
We will be meeting at the garden this Sunday at 1:30 to continue harvesting veggies and to start prepping the beds for the winter. The garden is at the top of Runnals hill – for a map, click on the “Get Involved” tab on our website.
The Common Ground Country Fair, hosted by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, is happening next weekend, on the 20th, 21st, and 22nd of September. It is an event like no other – a large country fair celebrating the rural and agricultural traditions of Maine. It’s a blast, we highly recommend you check it out!
Peace, Love, and Farming,