Alan Day Community Garden
Our mission, in memory of Alan Day (1954-2008), is to cooperatively create an educational demonstration garden using organic, sustainable methods to support an enduring community food system. We are a community garden committed to providing a space to learn and experiment with many aspects of organic gardening and composting. We also contribute organic vegetables to help meet the food demand in our community.
Regular volunteer hours:
Sundays 3-7 PM
Tuesdays 3-7 PM
The Alan Day Community Garden offers land access to all community members to grow their own food, as well as free educational workshops about organic gardening, permaculture, and food preservation. We host a “Harvest for Hunger” site through the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, which offers free produce to needy families. Additionally, the community garden market sells fresh vegetables to support our youth leadership program. We currently have 5 youth workers engaged in the garden operations, who have the chance to learn, work and play in the garden. We also host Club Rowe every week with excellent programming including education, garden games, and taste-testing of our crops. Guy E Rowe Elementary School works with us to maintain a greenhouse dedicated to their use, for both educational purposes and food production. We welcome all families to grow their own food with support from local experts!