Forecaster Advances Tidewater Farm Gardens Fundraiser

The Forecaster reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host a fundraising event to support the gardens and outdoor classrooms at the UMaine Gardens at Tidewater Farm in Falmouth. The Taste of Tidewater event will be held 5–8 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Episcopal Church of Saint Mary Parish House. The event will include food, music and art. The gardens are an educational project on about three acres of land operated by the UMaine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County, according to the article. Amy Witt, a horticulturist with UMaine Extension, said the space is mostly used as teaching gardens and outdoor classrooms to show people how to grow their own food and plants and learn sustainable practices, the article states. “Everything we do here has an educational component,” Witt said.