In 2013, a 15’ x 25’ fenced garden area was shared by the Terrell House residents and a few neighbors. A pollinator garden was also planted which attracted bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. In 2014, the first phase of a much larger gardening space was initiated. The new garden was built according to permaculture design principles.
Groups and individuals can participate in our community garden to get hands on experience with various aspects necessary to sustain a permaculture garden (i.e. propagation, planting, selective weeding, and working with the permaculture design principles and ethics). Past garden participants include:
- The Environmental Studies Coalition (student organization)
- Friends of Edith Patch (community organization)
- Green Team (student organization)
- Sustainable Agriculture Enthusiasts (student organization)
- Sustainable Education & Ecological Design (student organization)
- University of Maine alumni