Agriculture

In line with our mission, the Morris Farm hosts a variety of agricultural endeavors on our 50-acres: we rent farmland to Lost & Found Farm and grazing land to Straw's Farm, as well as housing a community garden, a children's garden, a Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, and an independent solar farm.

Lost & Found Farm

The Morris Farm rents a portion of its land to Lauren Bruns, a MOFGA Journeyperson and the force behind Lost & Found Farm.

 

Lost & Founds Farm's primary crops are certified-organic blueberries and specialty-cut flowers, as well as some vegetables and herbs.

 

Though their flowers are grown at the Morris Farm, the blueberry fields that Lost & Found Farm manages are located in Gray and Dresden.

 

Visit their website to learn more and to learn where to find their products. 

Master Gardener Demonstration Garden

The Morris Farm hosts a University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Demonstration Garden where we raise vegetables for the Maine Harvest for Hunger project to help food insecure families in our area.

 

Founded by the Morris Farm's renowned "Ladies of the Dirt," the project has been going since 2000.  Using raised beds, intensive succession planting, fertility management, and season extension measures, we've been successful in producing over 1,000 pounds of vegetables each season for the last few years.  

 

Our gardens are open to the public and one goal is to demonstrate organic production techniques.  Our "MG" group consists of 7 to 8 regulars with an average of 3 to 7 workers each week who gather for 2-3 hours to work in the garden.  The season starts in April and ends in October.

The vegetables we raise are donated to food pantries like the Boothbay Region Food Pantry and St Phillips "Help Yourself" Shelf in Wiscasset. The Knox-Lincoln Cooperative Extension office offers an excellent course to prepare and certify Master Gardeners.  Or, you can simply volunteer to help the "MGs."  To join us, contact Lori Ann Bryant at revettelbry@gmail.com.

Margaret Ellis Community Garden

This garden was established on our land for use by the public.  

 

It is named in honor of Margaret Ellis, a founding member of the Morris Farm and of the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden. Ellis was one of the original "Ladies of the Dirt" and established the Wiscasset High School Heirloom Tomato Project. 

 

Whether you grow food for your family or for donation, you get the opportunity to work the soil and partake of the joys of gardening while saving money and making new friends

 

10' x 20' plots can be rented for $45 for the season. The Morris Farm provides on-site water, tilled soil, compost, and garden tools.

If you are interested in renting a plot, or if you have any questions, contact info@morrisfarm.org or call 882-4080