Here are some sample websites from existing Maine community gardens:
Yarmouth Community Garden – A Success Story
The Yarmouth Community Garden, started in 2003, is one of the largest community gardens in Maine. With 140 rental plots, community members have the chance to grow organic crops in an excellent location. The Yarmouth Community Garden also contains a Community Plot, where the organic crops harvested are distributed to senior citizens and local food pantries; flowers from the plots are also donated to make bouquets for Meals on Wheels. Over 4,090 pounds of vegetables were donated in 2013. The Yarmouth Community Garden runs a Children’s Garden as well, where kids can come any day and explore the “pizza garden,” try the produce, and participate in other engaging, fun, activities. They also have a Garden Explorer Camp, an eight-week program where kids learn about plant and insect life and how to grow and harvest crops in an organic garden. Families who have plots in the community garden are asked to volunteer three hours per growing season to helping in the Children’s Garden, to help foster the sense of community and keep the costs of the program down. The Yarmouth Community Garden also holds seasonal celebrations with veggie parades, flower planting, and enjoying the harvest that anyone is welcome to attend. The Yarmouth Community Garden frequently helps other community gardens get off the ground, serving as a guide and example of the potential outreach of a community garden.