Ambrose Community Garden
The Ambrose Community Garden was opened in 2008 to provide a place where any individual, group or family in the community may rent a space in which to grow their own organic vegetables or flowers. Another goal is to share our produce, so at least 5 of the 32 plots are set aside each year to grow food to give away. Some goes to fixed income seniors, and some to a local food pantry. In addition, there is no charge to non-profit groups and up to two additional plots are available at no charge on a need basis. Most of our gardeners are either families or seniors, but Boy Scout and Brownie troops have also participated.
Our garden is located on a very visible site next to a three-school complex, and one of the blessings has been the many people who come by on their bikes or with their dogs. They often stop to ask questions and chat, and that gives us a chance to do a bit of educating about compost and other aspects of organic gardening. Students from the nearby high school also come occasionally and work in the garden to earn community service hours.
KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.
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Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA