Agriculture at the Morris Farm
In line with our mission, the Morris Farm hosts a variety of agricultural endeavors on our 50-acres: we rent grazing land to Straw's Farm, as well as housing a community garden, a children's garden, a Giving Garden, and an independent solar farm.
The Morris Farm hosts a Giving Garden where we raise vegetables for Morris Farm's Take-What-You-Need Farm Stand to help food insecure families in our area.
Founded by the Morris Farm's Vista and high school volunteers, the Giving Gardens food security project was started in the fall of 2020. Using raised beds, intensive succession planting, fertility management, and season extension measures, we've been successful in producing over 500 pounds of vegetables this season that has all been given to promote food security in Lincoln County.
Our gardens are open to the public and one goal is to demonstrate organic production techniques. Our Giving Gardens group consists of 3 to 4 regulars who gather for 2-3 hours to work in the garden each week. The season starts in April and ends in October.
The vegetables we raise are donated to the Take-What-You-Need Farm Stand at the Morris Farm, that features free, locally grown produce (and non-perishable goods). To join us, contact the Morris Farm Vista at email@example.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 $35 for the season. Additional information can be found in the Community Garden Plot Guidelines and Agreement form.
If you are interested in renting a plot, or if you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 882-4080