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Volunteers needed for Kids Can Grow

Volunteer orientation April 13
Mar 06, 2020
Photo by: Aaron Englander Volunteer Mentor, Karen Stamieszkin, helps a family plant seedlings in the new garden beds they learned to build during the Kids Can Grow program.

Rockport — Maine Coast Heritage Trust invites the public to a volunteer orientation, Monday April 13, for individuals interested in mentoring families participating in Kids Can Grow at MCHT’s Erickson Fields Preserve, located on Route 90 in Rockport. The orientation will be held from 4 to 5 p.m.

Through this six-month comprehensive gardening program, youth ages 7 to 12 learn how to grow vegetables, herbs and flowers for their families in their own 3- x 5-foot raised bed gardens at home using intensive square foot gardening techniques.  Children participate in a series of hands-on gardening classes at a central location and then repeat what they learn at home using materials the local program supplies and home visit help from a volunteer mentor to assist and inspire them.

For more information about Kids Can Grow and volunteering, contact Joelle Albury at 236-27396 or email For more information about Erickson Fields Preserve and Maine Coast Heritage Trust, visit


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