February 26, 2023    
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Growing to Give Farm
30 E Coxon Rd, Brunswick, ME

Interested in joining the movement to revitalize your soils for a more productive garden and a healthier planet? Join Theda Lyden and Carrie Asselin from Growing to Give in Brunswick to learn about soil-centered farming techniques that can be easily scaled to your home garden, with a special focus on how to use tools that are available from CML’s Library of Things. They will walk you through the scope of a whole growing season—from starting raised beds from scratch and prepping them for planting, to using soil blockers to start your seedlings, to closing out the season with winter cover crops and mulches for the winter. Please only register if you plan to attend.

Originally we were going to have you join us on the farm at Growing to Give in Brunswick, Maine for this lecture demonstration, but this lecture has now been moved to Curtis Memorial Library in the Morrel Meeting Room, due to weather.

Registration is required – click here to register!

Theda Lyden

Carrie Asselin

Theda Lyden is a co-founder and Farm Director for the non-profit farm Growing to Give in Brunswick, a volunteer-driven farm that grows organic vegetables for neighbors in need while modeling, educating, advocating for sustainable growing practices. Carrie Asselin is a Farm Manager and Educator at Growing to Give with a background in science teaching.

Please join us for our annual Winter Garden Workshop series: Growing Literacy. Every winter, the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust offers this series of workshops to engage with the community, support the Tom Settlemire Community Garden, and offer skill-building exercises for gardeners of all abilities. These workshops are a wonderful opportunity to learn from master gardeners and experts on a variety of gardening subjects. This year we are proud to host six talks through collaboration with Brunswick-Topsham Land TrustGrowing to Give and Curtis Memorial Library. Two of these talks will be on local farms, three on Zoom, and one in-person at Curtis Memorial Library. Bring your curiosity, questions, and join us!

Curtis Memorial Library is a public library of Brunswick and Harpswell, Maine. Curtis Memorial Library strives to enrich the quality of life in this region by building community, advocating for reading, championing social justice and digital equity, and promoting sustainability.

Growing to Give grows organic produce to support those in the community struggling with food insecurity while modeling, educating, and advocating for climate-friendly farming practices. Working with a robust network of volunteers and community partners, Growing to Give has grown and donated over 80,000 lbs of produce since its inception in 2017.

Thank you to Camden National Bank for sponsoring this series!