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Container Gardens for the Community

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
May 2, 2023

flyer with image of gardener says you don't stop gardening when you get old, you get old when you stop gardeningAre you having more trouble bending over to get your hands in the dirt? Do your back and legs hurt a lot more than they used to when you spend time in the garden? Are the costs of plants making the idea of planting a garden harder?

Yet you still long to

  • Eat a cherry tomato or a sweet pepper fresh from the plant, warmed by the sun,
  • Pick a few fresh herbs to add to your dinner, or to brew a cup of tea,
  • Or make a salad with your own, hand-picked lettuce.

This summer, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT) and Harpswell Aging at Home (HAH) are joining forces once again to provide free container gardens to Harpswell residents who could use a hand.

Many vegetables can be grown successfully in pots, which can be placed on a deck or in the yard and are easily cared for. Container gardens can provide an abundance of fresh and healthy food.

Options include a cherry tomato or a sweet pepper plant in a five-gallon bag, three culinary herbs or three tea herbs in a rectangular window box, or salad greens in a rectangular window box. Each household may choose up to three items.

Reserve your free container gardens by May 10th! Contact Julie Moulton at juliemoulton28@gmail.com or 207-330-5416. They will be delivered to your home on May 31, rain date June 1.