NORWAY — The Alan Day Community Garden is kicking off its eighth year with an open organic bulk seed order. All seeds are high quality and organic.

The seeds come from High Mowing Seeds, a Vermont-based company.

For most gardeners, Groundhog Day (or Candlemas) is the midpoint of winter and a time to start thinking about garden plans, including starting the seedlings that take the most time to mature, such as onions, peppers, Brussels sprouts and celery.

Everyone is welcome to participate in the order, which offers a wide variety of open-pollinated, non-GMO seeds.

Order forms are available at the Norway Memorial Library, Fare Share Market, Café Nomad, the Raven Collections, Green Machine Bike Shop, Paris Autobarn, Fiber & Vine, the Center for an Ecology-Based Economy (CEBE) and on the garden’s website at

The service allows purchasers to buy smaller quantities at a discounted price of $2 a pack. Orders must be placed by Feb. 11 and seeds will be available about two weeks later.

The Alan Day Community Garden, 26 Whitman St., serves elementary school children, offers a youth leadership program, a CSA to individuals and families and  garden plots to anyone who would like to garden.

FMI: [email protected], Executive Director Rocky Crockett at 207-346-070823 or

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