Volunteers needed at Erickson Fields

Apr 24, 2014
Volunteers are needed on Wednesdays in May to help prep gardens at Erickson Fields Preserve for planting.

Rockport — An acre of conserved farmland in Rockport will have numerous vegetables growing on it by August, but until then the land needs to be prepped for growing.

Volunteers are needed to help with ground preparation and property maintenance at Erickson Fields Preserve on Route 90 so that the vegetables can make it to people’s plates in the summer and fall. Some of the people who will receive these vegetables are folks that go to the Area Interfaith Outreach Food Pantry in Rockland and the Camden Area Christian Food Bank in Camden. Others include students at all three Camden-Rockport schools as well as residents of Quarry Hill Retirement Center.

Join the new Farm and Program Manager Aaron Englander at the Preserve for three Wednesday’s in May from 3 to 6 p.m. to assist with the grounds preparation, planting, and to learn more about the growing operation there. Contact Englander at aenglander@mcht.org to let him know that you will be there on May 7, 14, or, 21 (or all three Wednesdays)! A potluck will take place after the work at 6 p.m., so bring a dish to share and a plate and utensils.

Visit aldermere.org or mcht.org or call 236-2739 for more information about Erickson Fields, Aldermere Farm, and MCHT.



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