What We Do
We coordinate Give and Take Tables throughout Waldo County as a direct line from gardeners to folks in need of fresh produce.
We encourage gardeners to “grow and extra row” to help food security efforts in Waldo County.
We offer volunteer opportunities for experienced gardeners to volunteer and get engaged.
We provide seedlings and other gardening support to food pantries for distribution.
What You Can Do!
Resources for Every Step of the Garden Process
- Planning (choosing a site)
- Choose what type of garden(s) you have space, time and resources:
- Soil is key to success and starts with testing.
- You may also need to amend, till, or add compost to your soil.
- Choosing what to plant & how much (seeds, seedlings (organic), garden planners)
- Planting/transplanting (frost dates, staggered plantings)
- Weeds/watering/pest management
- Harvest, Storage & preservation options
- Consider season extension to keep your garden growing well past the first frost (cold frames, row covers, high tunnels)
- Putting the garden to bed
The Cooperative Gardens Commission has put together a very inclusive set of resources on gardening, whether it be ten square feet or ten acres.
Planting Calendar for Maine, by Jean English, from MOFGA.
Additional points of interest:
Pruning fruit trees and vines – Renovating Old Fruit Trees from Outonalimb CSA – More detailed Fedco Guide to Renovating Old Apple Trees – Fedco Pruning Guide – MOFGA Apple Tree Care Guide by Jean English
Record Keeping – It is a great idea to have a dedicated notebook, spreadsheet, or other means of recording what seeds/seedlings you buy, when they are planted indoors, when they are hardened off and put outdoors, and harvest yields.