Scarborough Community Garden Holds Ribbon-Cutting and Open House

On Sunday, M_TPB8000ay 31st, Scarborough Community Garden held a ribbon-cutting and open house. St. Nicholas Episcopal Church’s Vicar, the Rev. David S. Heald, offered a blessing and dedication. The new garden will address hunger in the community by growing nourishing vegetables for neighbors who struggle to put healthy food on the table.

Funded in part by a New Initiatives Grant from the Episcopal Diocese of Maine, organizers broke ground in the Fall of 2014, and began planting this Spring on Route 1 in Scarborough at a site provided by St. Nicholas.

Cn. Terry Reimer of the Diocese of Maine and Ellen Parenteau, Scarborough Food Pantry Manager, cut the ribbon

Cn. Terry Reimer of the Diocese of Maine and Ellen Parenteau, Scarborough Food Pantry Manager, cut the ribbon

Although galvanized by St. Nicholas’ members’ energy, the project was initiated through community-wide discussions and has a large network of partnering groups, volunteers, and supporters beyond the parish. Some of the partners and supporters of the collaborative community effort include: St. Maximilian-Kolbe Church, Scarborough Garden Club, Scarborough Food Pantry, 1st Congregational Church of Scarborough, Scarborough Rotary Club, Project GRACE, Cumberland County Master Gardeners, and Kitchen Gardeners International. Learn more about the garden and its supporters at http://scarboroughcommunitygarden.weebly.com/about.html

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Photos courtesy of Tim Byrne Photography

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  1. Edith McCormick

    Tuesday, June 16, Forward Day by Day. Psalm 78:25. So mortals ate the bread of angels he provided for them food enough. The writer talks about a farmers market at their church every Saturday morning. What a benefit to the local farmer who sow the seed, tend the crop, and fill the stalls; to have the use of an empty parking lot.