FARMINGTON — The first meeting of the year of the Garden Angel Committee will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, March 14, at the Franklin County Extension Office at 138 Pleasant St.

Those interested in serving on the committee to help coordinate the program or to be a volunteer in the field are welcome to attend.

The Garden Angel Project was the brainchild of Susan Gill, geographical representative on the Franklin County Extension executive board. In 2012, she pitched the idea that sustainable food can be challenging for seniors, people who are physically disabled or on low or fixed incomes.

She proposed a program that would supply people free of charge with vegetables and herbs for garden boxes made by volunteers. 

The program has grown from eight recipients the first year to 24.

The project is dependent upon volunteers throughout Franklin County to be able to build or repair boxes as needed, to deliver loam, compost, plants and seeds, and to give planting support and growing and watering advice as needed.

FMI, volunteer: 207-778-3156.

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