Big week of firsts for the year at Growing to Give this week. We had three gleanings this week. The new Friday gleaning went to the Harpswell Sharing Table. This week's boxes included our first turnips and cucumbers! The rest of the box was filled with chard, garlic scapes, and some huge 2-pound heads of ... Click to read more.
Hot, hot, hot. Here is the heat we have all been asking for and it was too much for all of us. The plants seemed to love it but it took a toll on our stamina and we couldn't work past noon on those really hot and humid days. Donations to Androscoggin and Sagadahoc Counties. ... Click to read more.
Farm report week ending 6/29/19 - Greens delivered to seven partner food pantries and two senior housing communities The Gleaners delivered to our current seven locations this week. Judy who delivers on Mondays to two senior housing centers is getting to know some of the recipients. She smiles as she tells me how excited they ... Click to read more.
Greens delivered to seven partner food pantries The Merrymeeting Gleaners and the Androscoggin Gleaners delivered greens to seven food access agencies this week in four different counties. Thank you, Gleaners! Our (new and regular) volunteers have been busy! Kathy and Sara planting lettuce plants between the radish rows. We welcomed three new volunteers ... Click to read more.
Lots of activity on the farm this week... Thank you Josie and Emma! We had to say goodbye to our two German friends Josie and Emma. They worked so hard, always smiling. They even spent the morning of their departure helping us plant zucchini. What is being planted? Fifty Zucchini plants went in last week ... Click to read more.
Growing to Give interns, WWOOFERS, and volunteers 💚 This was an exciting week with the arrival of our two summer interns and three WWOOFERS. Claire is an intern from Bowdoin College and Wren is from Bennington College. We are lucky to have them with us for most of the summer months. WWOOFER Julia is from ... Click to read more.
Growing to Give's spring newsletter includes: an Update from Patty a Farm Report a Funder Highlight a Call for Volunteers and more! To read the newsletter, click here.
We are so excited to have these two new hoop houses added to our infrastructure! We would like to again thank The Bowdoin Common Good Grant and The Agnes M. Lindsay Trust for funding these two new structures for us! These will help us to grow cool ... Click to read more.
We had incredible help in so many ways this year and we would like to express immense gratitude to all! We had dedicated weekly volunteers throughout the season as well as lots of groups that came out to the farm to help with larger projects. We rely on volunteers to help us plant, weed, harvest, ... Click to read more.
We’re just finishing our second growing season during which we raised and donated over 17,000 pounds of organic produce (the equivalent of 14,000 meals) on about one-half acre of land. This food has been delivered 3x/week to over 20 local organizational recipients including food banks, pantries, Head Start centers, low-income elderly housing ... Click to read more.