The Community Garden was first established in the summer of 2013. For the first year, we had six families working the land. The soil hadn’t been farmed in many years. The soil was compact and the weeds were “healthy” and making our own rows was tedious. Thank you to the families that patiently worked under these conditions. All in all, we had a sense of camaraderie. We learned from each other, we helped each other out, we had plenty of sunshine and exercise and even took the time to have a cookout using our community grill. That being said, we are ready for another season. We had a truckload of mulch delivered to the community gardens by a donation. We have plans for better control of weeds and a more convenient water source.
- PLANTING STARTS LAST WEEK OF MAY / FIRST WEEK OF JUNE
- WE HAVE SEEDS AVAILABLE (donation from a local business)
- AVAILABLE TRELLIS AND GREENHOUSE MATERIAL (no plastics)
- SPACE IN GREEN HOUSE
- 35 FT X 35 FT AVAILABLE PARCEL
Community Garden sign funded by an Advertisement Grant
The Community Gardens are a non-profit entity in collaboration with the Honeybee Research Institute. The gardens have developed thus far by private individuals and local businesses who have donated their time, effort and finances to make this possible for the members of the surrounding communities. The Town of Madawaska donated farm implements for use at the gardens. The Community Gardens are also an effort to grow flowering plants for the honey bees that are being studied in the same vicinity. Our vision for the future is to have a teaching/learning environment for individuals interested in providing healthy, organically, non-genetically grown foods for their families and loved ones and doing so as a “community”. Individuals are welcomed to design their own garden and are welcomed to plant vegetables, flowers and fruit. There is potential for organizations to do outreach to the elderly, disabled or for families in need. The Community Garden will accept monetary donations to supply the gardens with fuel to run the machinery or cover cost of mechanics. We accept donations of mulch, garden tools, manure, leaves and lawn clippings. We are also in need of knowledgeable individuals to work on tractors and farm implements.