Garden Club establishes Blue Hill Community Garden
The Weekly Packet|12/5/2019
Garden Club establishes Blue Hill Community Garden
BLUE HILL—This summer, the Blue Hill Garden Club partnered with Healthy Acadia’s Downeast Gleaning Initiative to plant public pick-your-own grow boxes in downtown Blue Hill.

The Garden Club took care of planting and watering while the gleaners harvested and distributed the produce to local food security organizations including the Magic Food Bus, Tree of Life food pantry and Simmering Pot. Due to its popularity, the Garden Club and its partners are expanding the project to include an in-ground garden they are calling the Blue Hill Community Garden, according to a news release from the Garden Club.

According to project Co-Chairman Rachel Emus of Healthy Acadia, the project shares the vision modeled by the Incredible Edible Network—to create kind, confident and connected communities through the power of food. Garden Club President Peter Leonard hopes the garden will increase food independence in Blue Hill by providing free, nutritious produce to all people and by serving as a catalyst and a site for activities that focus on gardening, food production, environmental science and nutrition.


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