Sat. May 19 Noon-1 pm Community Garden Brown Bag Lunch/ Action Plan Meeting for 2018
2018 -For the fourth year we are planting a vegetable garden behind the Waterford Library.
Volunteers are always needed to help plant, care, and harvest. Growing your own food has always appealed to Mainers, and in the spirit of “One Library doing many things” we continue to build on this ideal of community effort. Previously, the entire bounty was delivered to the Sweden Food Pantry. This year, these fresh vegetables will also go the Harrison Food Bank.
Anyone interested in volunteering call 207-583-2050 or just visit the library and ask. Thank you!
Due to lack of rain, and hungry tiny visitors, 2018 was a leaner year. No amount of watering could compensate for scorching daytime temperatures. The smaller harvest was discouraging, but lessons were learned. We remain optimistic about production for 2019.
WATERFORD LIBRARY EXTENDS COMMUNITY GARDEN WITH DO IT YOURSELF GARDEN KITS
The Waterford Library Community Garden did spectacularly well last year harvesting 278 lbs of produce from two backyard raised beds and even more from the squash mounds.
The Sweden Food Pantry told us produce went out as fast as it came in. People really appreciated all those fresh vegetables. With that in mind, Geraldine O’Donnell, President of the Library Trustees, pursued the idea of assembling garden kits to go. The Maine Community Foundation agreed and funded the project with nearly $2000!
The grant paid for wooden kits purchased from Red Mill Lumber in Casco. Bags of organic soil were also provided through the grant. Veggie and herb seedlings were also donated by Jane Trail, Kimball’s Greenhouse, and from Geraldine’s own garden.
Due to an overwhelming response, a special drawing was held for for the garden kits. Dan Drew, a local contractor, Jane Traill, Bob Spencer, and Geri delivered the kits to all those selected.
Harrison Food Bank
OPEN: 6 pm-7:30 pm each Tuesday
Harrison VFW HALL
Rte. 35/ 176 Waterford Road
Harrison, ME 04040
Sweden Food Pantry
OPEN: 11 am-1 pm
1st and 3rd Wednesdays
Sweden Community Church
Rte.93 /137 Bridgton Rd.
Sweden, ME 04040 email@example.com