Growing Foods for Health and Environment
Growing Foods for Health and Environment is an ongoing initiative to promote the wellbeing of our citizens through wholesome food, community interaction, and physical activity, as well as care for the environment by using organic methods. A community garden is maintained in an empty lot in Lewellen; produce from this garden goes to help support our food pantry as well as being shared with our assisted living facility and the local school district. The program encourages perennial food sources, specifically planting fruit trees, and was recently responsible for the planting of 70 fruit trees in the area, both public and private areas. Growing food in the home and community is low cost, builds skills, offers exercise, provides an organic food source, beautifies our villages, encourages tourism, and improves our environment.
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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Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA