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Community Garden Progress!

Carrots are in the ground!

Tomato and Pepper Plant Sale to Benefit TSCG!

Mini Plant Sale to Benefit Community Garden

Where: Tom Settlemire Community Garden (Maurice Dr. Brunswick)

To keep our community members safe:
  • Bring exact change or pay with a check
  • Stay 6 feet apart from others
  • Wear a mask
  • Stay home if you are feeling ill or have been exposed to someone who is sick
  • Use hand sanitizer

When: Sat., May 30, 9am- 12pm

What’s for sale:

Jet Star Tomato- FEDCO’s best selling hybrid tomato. Produces prolific 7-8 oz tomatoes.

Rutgers Original Tomato- great old time flavor. Outstanding slicing, cooking canning fruit.

Sun Gold Tomato- “there is no summer without Sun Golds”- a spectacular tasting cherry tomato.

Premio Tomato-Cluster tomato, almost 4 oz tomatoes with 4-8 per cluster, Juicy , sweet, firm

King of the North Pepper- the most popular green pepper- produces a good crop in Maine

All seeds from FEDCO- raised organically

PRICE: $4.00 per plant donation to BTLT Garden Project.  Please bring exact change, or a check.

Questions or Preorders?: Call Tom  207-841-6747

 

Another successful work day at the Community Garden!

BTLT in the News, “As the growing season approaches, community gardens look to new safety rules”

Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust’s Tom Settlemire Community Garden and BTLT Program Manager, Jamie Pacheco were recently featured in a Bangor Daily News article about local community gardens adapting to COVID-19.

“Etiquette is always important in communal spaces. For community gardeners in years past, being considerate of others meant keeping your bed neat, treating communal tools with care, chatting with fellow gardeners about their summer plans and resisting the urge to snatch a tomato from your neighbor’s plot.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, though, the rules for being a good garden bed neighbor have changed. Community gardens across the state have established new rules for the growing season in accordance with the governor’s orders, the Centers for Disease Control’s recommendations and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension guidelines.

“Garden guidelines provide a framework for people with different experiences and viewpoints to work within a community space respectfully,” Jamie Pacheco, program manager at the Brunswick Topsham Land Trust, which runs the Thomas Settlemire Community Garden.

If you are wondering what the best practice is, the first step is to check the rules for your community garden. Keep abreast of any changes that the garden might make over the course of the crisis.”

Click here to read the rest of the article!

First TSCG Work Day of 2020!

Work Day with Flight Deck and Casco Bay Dental

Plots Available!

GARDEN CHATS – Growing Resilience from the Ground Up

The UMaine Cooperative Extension is offering a free gardening series via Zoom on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays!

All are invited to these one-hour Zoom sessions. Join members of the UMaine Extension Home Horticulture team for short online lessons followed by a facilitated discussion with fellow gardeners from around the state. Just tune in either through your computer or by phone.

No registration necessary. Click here for more information.

STARTING SEEDS
Mon, April 6, 9am: Variety Selection and How to Get Started
Wed, April 8, 12pm: Annual Veggies and Flowers
Thurs, April 9, 6pm: Building your Own Seed Starting Stand
GARDEN & SOIL PREP
Mon, April 13, 9am: Selecting your Garden Site
Wed, April 15, 12pm: Soil Testing
Thurs, April 16, 6pm: Amending your Soil
GARDEN MANAGEMENT
Mon, April 20, 9am:- Trouble-shooting Weeds
Wed, April 22, 12pm: Succession Planting
Thurs, April 23, 6pm: Direct Seeding

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:https://maine.zoom.us/j/786090734

Or Telephone:
US: +1 312.626.6799 or +1 646.876.9923 or +1 301.715.8592 or +1 346.248.7799 or +1 408.638.0968 or +1 669.900.6833 or +1 253.215.8782 / Meeting ID: 786-090-734