Aldermere Farm and Erickson Fields have expanded their community outreach through hunger-relief initiatives during the pandemic, and work on several initiatives continues.
A new collaboration involving Erickson Fields and being led by One Community Many Voices’ Midcoast Mentors is spreading the seed for backyard gardening.
Applications are being accepted now for a summer internship teaching teens how manage a market garden growing produce for food pantries.
Article By Gabriel Blodgett published by VillageSoup on September 3, 2019
A group of volunteers from NEAEC contributed 32 hours of trail work at Aldermere Farm on May 23rd.
Article By Gabriel Blodgett published by VillageSoup on May 07, 2019
This year Aldermere Farm will celebrate its 16th Calf Unveiling and its 20th anniversary as a preserve of Maine Coast Heritage Trust.
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“This collaboration is a great model for how to cost-effectively run a public town tree planting program. It helps build partnerships and strengthen community. Another layer of this program that is even more powerful is the involvement of high school students. By helping raise the nursery trees, the teens are learning new skills and engaging with their community.”
Farms with animals, vegetables, fruit, or flower products may set up a table or pen and display their information and goods for sale at Aldermere Farm’s most popular event, Calf Unveiling Day on May 4th.
Gardeners sought to mentor families in Kids Can Grow program at Erickson Fields Preserve.
Maine Coast Heritage Trust seeks independent, creative, hardworking teens ages 14-18.
Join others with dirty fingernails and turn gardening dreams into a delicious reality!
The Teen Ag Crew formed in 2010 and now grows approximately six times the amount of food for the midcoast community than it did in its first year.
Gain hands-on experience managing a blue-ribbon herd of Belted Galloways at Aldermere Farm or a market vegetable garden at Erickson Fields.
MCHT Teen Ag crew member tells of her experience growing food for her community at Erickson Fields Preserve.
“We decided to connect the scarecrow competition to our theme a of giving back to the community. Next week, we will deliver beef to Come Spring Food Pantry. It feels great to support an organization like Come Spring Food Pantry that is completely volunteer-run and helps so many people in need.”
Aldermere Farm’s Visitor Center will be open from Monday, July 2, through September
Ellie Pendleton, Aldermere Farm’s new onsite Herd Management Assistant, first came to Aldermere Farm as a ten-year-old in the Farm Hands program. Later, through Aldermere Achiever’s 4-H program and other agricultural leadership opportunities, Ellie gained great respect in the cattle industry in the Northeast. She went on to study Animal Science and Biology at the…
After serving as Aldermere Farm Herd Manager for over five years, Baker now to oversee Aldermere Farm and Erickson Fields.