Press Release

Community Garden Installation at University of Maine Sustainability House

Volunteers from the University of Maine and surrounding communities are invited to participate in the creation of a community garden at UMaine’s Terrell House Permaculture Living & Learning Center (PLLC) on April 27.

The free public event, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 491A College Ave., in Orono, will launch the permaculture demonstration site, where people can learn low-maintenance, sustainable cultivation techniques while building a community garden that will be used by students, organizations and the broader community.

Breakfast will be provided for volunteers from 9:00-10:00 and lunch will be potluck. For more information about volunteering or to request a disability accommodation, contact Mike Emery, Terrell House volunteer and outreach coordinator, 207.215.7441.

Terrell House PLLC, a collaboration between the University of Maine Office of Sustainability and the nonprofit Stillwater SHIFT, Inc., provides space for educational events, sustainability research and resident stewardship. The community garden project at Terrell House has received support from UMaine Facilities Management, Graduate Student Government, the Intermedia MFA Program and Environmental Studies Coalition, as well as Argyle Acres farm. More information about Terrell House PLLC is available online (umaine.edu/sustainability/community/terrell-house).

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