Community garden under way in New Gloucester


NEW GLOUCESTER — Planning is under way for the Community Garden at Opportunity Farm for Boys and Girls. The garden will be about the size of a soccer field with more space is available if needed.

In the past, gardeners in New Gloucester have given their surplus vegetables to the New Gloucester Food Pantry through a program called the Veggie Connection. The Community Garden at Opportunity Farm will help take this program to the next level by dedicating a majority of the garden to the Veggie Connection Program. Produce grown in the Veggie Connection plots will go to the local food pantry with the excess being delivered to the Good Shepherd Food-Bank in Auburn.

The seeds and tools are in, and ground will be broken in late April. The largest obstacle the garden faces according to organizers is gathering up a dedicated group of volunteers for the season. There will also be private plots available for rent soon.

Anyone who would like further information about the garden may visit or call 926-5919.