Welcome to our community of gardeners! The Cape Community Garden at Maxwell's Farm is an organic garden located on land owned by Dan and Imelda Maxwell on Spurwink Avenue. It is located behind the former farm stand now occupied by the Ocean House Child Development Center. The Community Garden consists solely of its member gardeners and is coordinated by the Garden Committee. The garden relies on the financial support and cooperative efforts of all its members to maintain the garden. The better we work together, the more we all prosper from the enriched community we create.
Gardeners tend their own individual plots and surrounding paths and collectively maintain the area as needed. In addition to individual gardenerís plots, one plot is set aside for the day care children to plant and two plots are reserved to grow produce for local food pantries through a program called Maine Harvest for Hunger.
The program is coordinated by Wendy Garland and Marybeth Richardson; other gardeners pitch in to plant, tend, harvest and deliver, or to donate extra vegetables from their own plots. During the past three seasons, the Maxwell garden contributed more than 1000 pounds of fresh produce to this worthy program.
In 2010, in loving memory of Judy Simonds, one of the garden's founders, Judy's Pantry was established in Cape Elizabeth at the Methodist Church to provide healthy, local produce to Cape families with limited resources.
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