Community garden plots of varying sizes are available for the community to grow for themselves or for the Maine Harvest for Hunger initiative. A dairy farm for generations, Erickson Fields offers 120 square foot plots for $60. Nearby, a spirited Teen Ag Crew tends an impressive 4-acre food bank farm. Erickson Fields, which sits on an idyllic breezy knoll, is close to the intersection of US 1 and Rt. 90. The gardens are surrounded by a deer fence and offer water, manure, and guidance.
Each gardener is expected to help during the season with at least four hours of site maintenance. There will be a sign-up sheet provided for specific tasks to choose from, such as:
- Site and path maintenance
- Annual planting
- Harvesting and washing produce with the Knox County Gleaners
- Fall cleanup