You can grow your own food. We can help.

UMM Organic Gardens

The UMM Organic garden began in 2009 as a project of the Environmental Studies program. Over the last four years we have been able to expand to additional garden sites and have built a small passive greenhouse. We take a low budget, low tech approach to teach how easy and economical gardening can be. The Organic Food Production class and other student volunteers and workers plant and maintain the gardens and greenhouse each year learning biology, nutrition, and food production. We are able to employ student workers in our garden part time through the school year and full time over the summer providing them will valuable job skills and a sense of pride and accomplishment. It doesn't get any more local than your own yard!

Where it's at:

116 O'Brien Ave
Machias, ME 04654
United States

Garden type:

college garden

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Garden beneficiaries:

students and food insecure people

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What this project needs:

fruit bushes
fruit trees
gardening books
garden cart

Project leaders:

Chad Everett
William Otto

About us:

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
(207) 956-0606