The Gardens

Sample Garden Bed

      The Board of Directors of the Garden Institute proudly announces the creation of "The Gardens" ~ garden plots in the tradition of the Village Common.  In accord with our Mission to support locally grown food and home gardens, these plots will be available for anyone needing a place to grow their own food.

     Located on the site of the former Merry Gardens, the land is agricultural in use.  Once underway, participants will be eligible to buy a "share" which will include a garden plot, - and in the future we plan to have eggs from a community chicken flock, as well as produce from our gardens available as well.  If there is sufficient interest and support, we will have space to rent for growing winter greens in one of our unheated greenhouses.  In addition, participants can rent space to start spring seedlings in the original greenhouse.     On site water and electricity will be available; we will coordinate group orders for compost, manure and other soil supplements; and garden tools and supplies will be made available, at cost, through our commercial suppliers.


122 Mechanic Street    Camden, Maine  04843    207.322.6588