Aldermere News

Erickson Fields Story Trail features ‘The Fall Fairy Gathering’

Now that the fairies have made the most of spring and summer, shepherding the growing things through the warm months, what do they do when autumn comes, and the growing things begin to settle in to rest? How do the fairies prepare for winter? This fall, visitors of Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s Erickson Fields Preserve…

What it takes to distribute half a ton of squash

It takes many hands to get one butternut squash from Erickson Fields into the hands of a client at a food pantry.

Dogs required to be leashed at Erickson Fields

The policy regarding dogs and leashes is changing to ensure the health and safety of everyone who visits the Preserve.

Teen Ag Crew donates pumpkins to The Landing Place

MCHT and The Landing Place partner to deliver seasonal fun to families in the Midcoast.

Aldermere and Erickson Fields updates

Aldermere Farm and Erickson Fields have expanded their community outreach through hunger-relief initiatives during the pandemic, and work on several initiatives continues.

Midcoast Garden Projects – Radio Roundtable

A new collaboration involving Erickson Fields and being led by One Community Many Voices’ Midcoast Mentors is spreading the seed for backyard gardening.

New interns sought for Teen Ag Crew

Applications are being accepted now for a summer internship teaching teens how manage a market garden growing produce for food pantries.

Erickson Fields Harvest Celebration recognizes Teen Ag crew

Article By Gabriel Blodgett published by VillageSoup on September 3, 2019

NEAEC selects Aldermere Farm for community service project

A group of volunteers from NEAEC contributed 32 hours of trail work at Aldermere Farm on May 23rd.

Aldermere Farm and MCHT celebrate 20 years together

Article By Gabriel Blodgett published by VillageSoup on May 07, 2019

16th Calf Unveiling, 20 years of conservation

This year Aldermere Farm will celebrate its 16th Calf Unveiling and its 20th anniversary as a preserve of Maine Coast Heritage Trust.

Mid-Coast Farmers Alliance Releases Food Buyers Survey

Help connect midcoast farms with food buyers. Take 5 minute to complete an online survey.

Rockport Tree Planting Program Accepting Applications

“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.”

Farmers invited to Calf Unveiling Day

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.

Volunteers Sought for Kids Can Grow

Gardeners sought to mentor families in Kids Can Grow program at Erickson Fields Preserve.

Paid Ag Internship for Teens at Erickson Fields

Maine Coast Heritage Trust seeks independent, creative, hardworking teens ages 14-18.

Plots available in the Erickson Fields Community Garden

Join others with dirty fingernails and turn gardening dreams into a delicious reality!

Teen Ag Crew Celebrates 9 Years

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.

Paid Farm Apprenticeships

Gain hands-on experience managing a blue-ribbon herd of Belted Galloways at Aldermere Farm or a market vegetable garden at Erickson Fields.

Farming from Tanzania to Maine

MCHT Teen Ag crew member tells of her experience growing food for her community at Erickson Fields Preserve.