BANGOR, Maine — Penobscot Community Health Care announced that Hope House guests, staff and volunteers planted and took care of a community garden this summer for the third year. Produce from the garden is used for meals at the Hope House Shelter, with extra produce distributed to Summer Street Health Center, Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse and Bangor Area Homeless Shelter.
Seeds and seedlings were donated by community members. Hope House also received cash donations to purchase equipment for the garden.
The family of Adam Williams, AmeriCorps member who started the project in 2011, contributed time and seeds in his memory. Monique Gautreau, PCHC board member and longtime benefactor of the Hope House, frequently offers her knowledge of gardening and provides starter plants for the effort. The Hope House utilizes community volunteers, shelter guests and transitional housing tenants to plant, care for and harvest the vegetables.
To learn how to get involved in supporting the Hope House Community Garden, call Ann Giggey, Hope House manager, at 207-217-6713, ext. 1480.