Growing Literacy: Seed Starting and Greenhouse Tour at Whatley Farm with Ben Whatley

When

March 12, 2023    
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Where

Whatley Farm
3 Whatley Farm Road, Topsham, ME
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Learn about how Whatley Farm starts seeds in their greenhouse, using Japanese paper-pots, various cell trays and pots, a germination chamber, and a “greenhouse within the greenhouse” designed to conserve energy. Tour their greenhouses, which produce seedlings for their own farm use and well as for local gardeners, and also get some ideas for seed starting at home using heat mats, humidity domes, and sunny windows. Please note: This is a rain or shine in-person event with a limited capacity. Please only register if you plan to attend. More details for this event including directions will be shared with the registrants.

Registration is required – click here to register!

Ben Whatley

Whatley Farm is an organic family farm located near the Cathance River’s Head of Tide in Topsham, Maine. They grow organic vegetables, seedlings, seed garlic, herbs, and raspberries. They sell their produce year-round at farmers’ markets in Brunswick, as well as at stores and restaurants in the Brunswick area, and at their farm stand.

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!