Looking for a simple, hands-on, meaningful way to make a difference in your community? Volunteer for the UMA Community Garden!
The University of Maine at Augusta Community Garden is gearing up for its third year of growing fresh organic vegetables for the Augusta Food Bank. In 2013, UMA staff and students delivered nearly 2,000 pounds of produce to the food bank, bringing new life to the old idea that a small group of dedicated people can change their world.
Hunger in Maine is a real problem, and we do our part by donating all food grown in the garden to the Augusta Food Bank. The bank provides supplemental food for over 1,000 individuals in the Augusta area. Many of those who are served by the food bank lack access to fresh, nutritious produce, making this project a sustaining service to the community.
Will you join us in 2014? We are looking for UMA community members of all sorts — current students, alumni, staff, faculty and administrators — who are willing to lend a hand. You don’t have to be an expert to help in the planting, weeding, watering and harvesting. All we need are your hands and a helping spirit.
If you would like find out about upcoming events or just watch the garden grow, visit our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/156445314475791/. If you’re a UMA community member who would like to jump in and become a community gardener, contact Cynthia Dean, faculty garden advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.