Farmington garden talk to cover gardening, harvesting vegetables

Laura Hoeft is Tri Valley United Way’s food hub program coordinator and garden volunteer. Submitted photo

FARMINGTON — Community members can join Kathy Doyon, Healthy Community Coalition’s Snap-Ed director, and Laura Hoeft, Tri Valley United Way’s food hub program coordinator and garden volunteer, this month at the Hope Harvest Community Garden.

The talk, scheduled for 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Sept. 21, will cover gardening and harvesting vegetables to take home.

The garden is located on the grounds of Franklin Memorial Hospital at 111 Franklin Health Commons.

The garden was established in 2003 to provide the community with garden education, promote healthy eating, and supply fresh vegetables for food pantries. The garden is made possible through key community volunteers and the UMaine Cooperative Extension. It is also supported by Maine SNAP-Ed educators who teach low-income families about low-cost healthy eating and active lifestyles.

Throughout the season master gardener volunteer Sally Shepardson from the Cooperative Extension and other garden volunteers, including Hoeft, provide education and hands-on demonstrations. Linda Myhaver is the head volunteer who recruits and supports volunteer pickers to ensure they have a positive garden experience.

For additional information, visit the coalition’s Facebook page or call 207-779-3136.


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