News2019-11-06T15:00:21+00:00

Notes From the Field

Read on to discover what we’ve been up to at Growing to Give.

Theda’s Farm Report – 11/9/11

The growing season is coming to a close The farm report is about to go into hibernation! We are over 15,200 pounds as of last week and that is without last year's 4,000 pounds of zucchini. Many more greens were grown this year and are still being harvested. We are down to one gleaning per week now that spinach and chard are all we have ... Click to read more.

November 12th, 2019|

Theda’s Farm Report – 11/2/19

An Abundant Harvest Wow it's November and we are still going strong! Last week we harvested and delivered over 650 pounds of beautiful organic produce that included: spinach, lettuce, Swiss chard, carrots, turnips, peppers, a few tomatoes, beet greens, radishes, scallions, garlic, and winter squash. With winter temperatures predicted for next weekend, that variety will probably be greatly diminished. We do have a tunnel full ... Click to read more.

November 5th, 2019|

Theda’s Farm Report – 10/26/19

Visit from local school children Slow and steady clean up in progress. We had a group of fifth-graders and their teacher, Abby, with us on Wednesday. Fortunately, we had greenhouse clean-up projects for them since it was pouring rain that morning. They enthusiastically harvested and pulled out the peppers in greenhouse 1 and those in tunnel 7 that needed to go. The kids didn't seem ... Click to read more.

October 29th, 2019|

Theda’s Farm Report – 10/19/19

Farming in on Madeira Island I was away for 10 days, traveling to the island of Madeira. Madeira sits out in the Atlantic across from Morocco but is part of Portugal. Madeira is called the Isle of Flowers and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. I won't bore you with all my vacation experiences but would like to share some of the approaches to agriculture ... Click to read more.

October 22nd, 2019|
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In the News

“Students ‘growing, giving and learning’ in new farm-based program”
“Organizers say the program will teach students about local solutions to hunger, healthy food and climate-friendly agriculture.” (read more)

“Brunswick farm looks to expand, marks 30k in vegetable donations”

“In gifting half a ton of organic vegetables to 15 area food access organizations earlier this month, Growing to Give surpassed the 30,000-pound mark in total donations since 2017.” (read more)

“Spotlight: Theda Lyden” (Merrymeeting Food Council Summer 2019 Newsletter)

A fun interview with Theda Leyden, Growing to Give’s Farm Manager, that features her work, her thoughts on the local and regional food system, and what one of her favorite summer meals is. (read more)

“Brunswick group grows fresh produce for food banks” by Steve Minich (WMTW, 7/26/19)

A group in Brunswick is growing fresh, organic produce for area food pantries. Growing to Give is a WMTW News 8 Community Champion. Watch the video.

“Brunswick farm fights food insecurity with ‘Growing to Give'” by Elizabeth Clemente (The Forecaster, 6/8/18)

“It’s easy to miss Scatter Good Farm while driving along the winding East Coxon Road. But a food bank at the farm is attracting attention for helping several organizations fight food insecurity in Maine.” (read more)

Update: 17,000 lbs. were grown and donated in 2018, but the goal for 2019 has been revised to 18,000 lbs. The tentative goal for 2020 is 25,000 lbs.

“Growing to Give” by David Treadwell (The Times Record, 6/8/18)

“Great things can happen when good friends with big hearts and fine minds have a good idea. Growing to Give stands as a shining example.” (read more)

Article featuring Growing to Give volunteer Robin Knight (L.L.Bean intranet, October 2018)

“Manufacturing’s Robin Knight knows a lot about working with her hands. After all, she’s a Bean Boot finisher skilled at crafting our most iconic product. And, on Saturdays, she uses her hands in a different way, as a volunteer at Scatter Good Farm’s, Growing to Give program.” (read more)

Newsletters

Newsletter – Fall 2018

With fall vegetables still being harvested, and preparations well underway for early spring harvest, things are still busy at Growing to Give. But as Thanksgiving Day approaches, we hope you’ll join us in taking a few moments today to reflect on the true spirit of thanksgiving days - a spirit that countless humans have celebrated on special days over the millennia. It’s an overused phrase, ... Click to read more.

October 3rd, 2019|
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