Community garden planned by Mousam Way Land Trust

A new community garden is coming to Sanford  in the spring of 

2019 for individuals and families who lack access to suitable garden land.  It will 

be located on the McKeon Reserve at the Pence Community Ecology Center.  The 

Mousam Way Land Trust is in the early stages of raising funds for the garden.

The first funds for the garden in the amount of $750 were provided by the 

New England Grassroots Environment Fund to support the construction and 

development of the community garden.  The New England Grassroots 

Environment Fund energizes and nurtures long-term civic engagement in local 

initiatives that create and maintain healthy, just, safe, and sustainable communities 

using stories, tools, and dollars to fuel local activism and social change.  Since 

1996, the Grassroots Fund’s core grant making program continues to fund nearly 

150 grants annually, giving more than $4 million in 20 years to  more than 2,000 

community groups and initiatives covering more than 60% of New England’s cities 

and towns.

According to the plan, construction of the garden will commence on Earth 

Day weekend, April 20, 2019.  The combined efforts of land trust volunteers, 

Master Gardeners and garden participants will bring the garden into being.  There 

will be 24, 4-foot by 12-foot plots and one 4-foot by 40-foot food pantry plot.  

Four plots will be available for low-income individuals or families and 

another two will be for home-schooled students or families.  A donation of $25 will 

be requested to be used for items and materials needed during the gardening 

season. Master Gardeners will be available at scheduled times to provide advice 

and demonstrate gardening techniques.

For more information about the New England Grassroots Environment Fund 

visit:, or call 603-905-9915.  

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the Mousam Way Land Trust.


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