Edible Main Street & Solidarity Gardens
Growing fresh food where it's needed
Edible Main Street returns in 2021 as we launch a second cohort of Solidarity Gardens with the Alan Day Community Garden.
Solidarity Gardens was launched during spring 2020 to help people who wished to grow their own food at home. Thirteen gardens were built at households and nonprofits in Norway, South Paris, and Oxford. Spoke Folks cargo bike cooperative transported materials, and each participant got a raised bed or planter box installed, filled with fertile soil, and planted with seeds and seedlings. We provided gardening information and support in our participants' gardening journey.
For 2021, we've re-engaged last year's cohort with plans to expand their gardens for those who have the space and are interested. We've also assembled a list of new gardens to build, again with a total of thirteen gardens for Norway, South Paris, and Oxford. If you would like to be on a waitlist for this program, please reach out.
We need volunteers to help assemble gardens in early June, including on June 5th, with other dates to be determined. If you would like to volunteer with this project, please reach out!
As the growing season progresses, our Edible Main Street planters will return in front of CEBE's office and at nearby locations. These planters are demonstrations meant to inspire and educate, while also providing some nibbles to those strolling on Main Street.