Community garden is pretty much finished for 2019 There are still winter squash and cucumber plants as well as some herbs and tomatoes in the beds. A total of 53 pounds of beans and 25 pounds of cucumbers and summer squash were delivered to the food pantries by Carol Rothenberg. Most went to Harrison as the Sweden schedule is bi- weekly and we had veggies that needed to quickly go somewhere.
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. Local contractor Dan Drew, Jane Traill, Bob Spencer, and Geri delivered kits to all selected.
Sweden Food Pantry
OPEN: 11 am-1 pm 1st and 3rd Wednesdays
Sweden Community Church Rte.93 /137 Bridgton Rd.
Sweden, ME 04040
Harrison Food Bank
OPEN: 6 pm-7:30 pm every Tuesday
Harrison VFW HALL Rte. 35/ 176 Waterford Road Harrison, ME 04040 207-890-9742 firstname.lastname@example.org