Teens Learn to Grow Their Own Food

Teens Learn to Grow Their Own Food

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Teens learn to grow their own food
August 15, 2019 on Education, News

HARRINGTON — Last month at Narraguagus Junior/Senior High School, seven teens, assisted by teachers and community volunteers, were hard at work building a new garden on a corner of the campus. The effort was part of Teen Ag week. The six-day program was a collaborative effort between Healthy Acadia and Narraguagus’s Future Farmers of America chapter and their Food Justice League.

Volunteers tilled 1,600 square feet of vegetable garden to create the Mary Endre Memorial Garden in memory of a teacher at the school who passed away last fall from cancer.

As part of the program…[f]ield trips to Incredible Edible Milbridge community gardens, Folklore Farm and the Maine Seacoast Mission’s food pantry as well as a visit by Maine Outdoor School rounded out the week.

The students’ final project was a community meal served to 60 people at the Downeast Table of Plenty, a weekly community meal hosted by the Maine Seacoast Mission.

For more information about Teen Ag week, contact Regina Grabrovac at 255-3741 or email [email protected] .

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Congregational Church of Cumberland – A Decade of Housing Rehab Volunteering

Congregational Church of Cumberland – A Decade of Housing Rehab Volunteering

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Thank you to the Cumberland Crew from the Congregational Church of Cumberland Maine, with special thanks to retiring Senior Minister Diane Bennekamper.

She has brought this group to help with the Housing Rehab Program for almost ten years! They have assisted many of our neighbors in Downeast Maine neighbors, helping them live in safe, warm and dry homes for many years to come!

Learn more about our Housing Rehabilitation Program.

Video Profile – ‘Sunbeam V’ Captain and Crew 2019

Video Profile – ‘Sunbeam V’ Captain and Crew 2019

BAR HARBOR, ME — This profile of the Captain and crew of Maine Seacoast Mission’s iconic ‘Sunbeam V’ is part of a short film by Jeff Dobbs, presented at the Mission’s Sunbeam Award Gala 2019. We present this video as the best introduction yet of the Sunbeam crew’s work among Maine unbridged island communities.

Learn more about the Sunbeam and crew online.

Sunbeam Updater – Shipyard Takes Apart Pilothouse Electrical System

Sunbeam Updater – Shipyard Takes Apart Pilothouse Electrical System

(Photo courtesy Front Street Shipyard)

BAR HARBOR, ME — Front Street Shipyard posted one more eye opening photo of the Sunbeam V undergoing its routine major refit. Front Street’s caption for this photo is:

We’re disassembling all of the electrical/electronics in SUNBEAM’s pilothouse.

Thank you, Front Street.

Meanwhile, the Sunbeam V crew continues their work on Maine unbridged islands on the Mission’s temporary boat, Moonbeam, and by other means.

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