LEWISTON – Lots to Gardens, a youth-driven urban gardening project, announces the following volunteer opportunities and events this fall:

Help get the gardens ready for winter from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Meadowview Elder Garden and from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Knox Street Garden, 63 Knox St.

Other dates include Tuesday, Oct. 12, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Hilltop Gardens (Hillview, Rideout Lane) and from 4:30 to 6 p.m., a Hilltop Harvest Festival; Wednesday, Oct. 13, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Wood Street Garden at 161 Wood St.; Thursday, Oct. 14, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Meadowview Elder Garden, and 5 to 6 p.m., Knox Street Garden.

Also, Tuesday, Oct 19, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Blake Street Garden, 243 Blake St.; Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Wood Street Garden; Thursday, Oct. 21, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Meadowview Elder Garden, and from 5 to 6 p.m., Knox Street Garden.

Also, Friday, Oct 22, from noon to 5 p.m., Hilltop Community Gardens; Tuesday, Oct. 26, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Hilltop Community Gardens; Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m, Wood Street Garden; Thursday, Oct. 28, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Meadowview Elder Garden, and 5 to 6 p.m., Knox Street Garden; Wednesday, Nov. 3, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Wood Street Garden.

Anyone who has questions, wants to volunteer or needs a ride can call 753-6944 or visit [email protected]

Lots to Gardens, which began in 2000, creates change in the community by growing food where it’s needed, with the people who need it. A crew of 10 youth work for eight weeks, creating green spaces, developing leadership and job skills and growing food for senior citizens, the farmers’ market, local restaurants and the emergency food system.

For more information, contact Lots to Gardens, 2 Howe St. Lewiston, ME 04240. 753-6944.


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