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Frank finds community

A group of neighbors celebrate after turning a front lawn into food-producing garden beds.
Jun 26, 2014
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I am new to the Belfast Maine area and have been looking for ways to connect with other folks in my community.   I helped out with a Permablitz this Spring(organized by the Belfast Transition Group) and had a blast!  I helped to build a layered (lasagna garden style) raised bed and to plant grape vines into it.  Working along side some neighbors that I had not known well before this day made me feel much more connected to the comnity.  There were about 40 people at this Permablitz and it was awesome to walk around and to see how much we all accomplished that day.  We helped to build a trail, planted an asparagus/strawberry bed, created a raspberry patch, turned a front lawn into food-producing garden beds, and planted apple tree guilds (which I knew nothing about until this day!  There was even a wokshop-style talk during a break where everyone learned about guilds!)  Now that I was a part of this great activity, I look forward to hosting a Permablitz of my own and to continue this wonderful community-building.

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