Notes From the Field

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Farm Report 5/17/22 – And then there was SHADE

The Fix-It Team came to the rescue once again! Just in the nick of time our redesigned shade tarp was delivered and installed by the FAB 4–John Hayes, Tom, Diana, and Burnham. With John Newlin’s help it was pulled up over the tan shed and secured to the framework. Our hope is that the velcro straps John H. sewed on will be the solution to ... Click to read more.

May 17th, 2022|

Farm Report 5/10/22 – Mowing Mayhem!

For those of you who might have read last week’s farm report, I ended with somewhat of a plea for volunteers who might be interested in doing some mowing–officially known as the mowing team. Well….left to my own devices I can often get myself into a bit of trouble. See photo…. Luckily, the following day we had a group of able bodies to ... Click to read more.

May 10th, 2022|

Farm Report 5/3/22 – “Snow in the mountains, cabbages on the coast”

We faced another week of cold, rainy, blustery wind this past week in Maine. Luckily the snow stayed in the mountains so we could plant cabbages, onions, lettuces and parsley here in Brunswick. We started the week out with a group of high school students from the Maine Coast Waldorf School, they helped us get in some of the onions that were donated from the ... Click to read more.

May 3rd, 2022|

Farm Report 4/25/2022 – It’s a Beautiful Day!

This seemed to be the morning mantra on Friday. It was Earth Day, and we were celebrating by planting donated blueberry bushes on the farm. The skies were clear, and most importantly, the sun was shining. The day started with an early morning bird walk led by Carrie. As if on cue, a bald eagle graced us with its presence by circling above ... Click to read more.

April 26th, 2022|
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“Midcoast organizations join forces to address farm labor shortages” – Brunswick Times Record (read here)

“Using extra farm-fresh produce to help feed Mainers in need” – News Center Maine (read here)

“Bringing together people and food, Brunswick farm exceeds 50,000 lbs of donated produce” – Portland Press Herald (read more)

“Local organizations step up to help feed people in need during pandemic” – Portland Press Herald (read more)

“Maine Voices: Hungry Mainers need help from Washington to feed their families” – by John Newlin, Portland Press Herald (read more)

“Children, Bowdoin students and community members joined in solidarity protest for climate” – Brunswick Times Record (read more)

“Students ‘growing, giving and learning’ in new farm-based program” – Portland Press Herald (read more)

“Brunswick farm looks to expand, marks 30k in vegetable donations” – Portland Press Herald (read more)

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

“Brunswick group grows fresh produce for food banks” by Steve Minich – Channel 8, WMTW – Watch the video.

“Brunswick farm fights food insecurity with Growing to Give” – The Forecaster (read more)

“Growing to Give” – Times Record (read more)

Article featuring Growing to Give volunteer Robin Knight – LLBean (read more)


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