St. George residents who want to grow their own vegetables, but don’t have a suitable place to grow them, have an opportunity to participate in a new community garden located on the grounds of the Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor. Eight 10’ x 25’ plots (protected by deer fencing) that people can share or work individually are available on a first-come, first-served basis by contacting Alane Kennedy at the Community Development Corporation (CDC) office in Tenants Harbor at 47 Main Street (207-372-2193 or email@example.com).
The community garden project, which has been spearheaded by CDC Advisory Committee member Dale Pierson, is an outgrowth of the Community Cupboard which the CDC launched last year. The plan is to have the plots ready for planting by May 24. The town’s transfer station will supply compost. For their part, gardeners will be asked to adhere to a simple set of guidelines to guarantee the garden is kept clean, neat and free of chemical herbicides and pesticides.
Volunteers interested in making themselves available to mentor novice gardeners or otherwise be helpful can also sign up at the CDC office.