It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to the Garden Club of Mount Desert.
It is always a joyful sign of spring when the Mission receives an annual gift from the Garden Club of Mount Desert. As far back as our records go, this wonderful organization has supported the work of the Mission. We so appreciate their mission – which began in 1923 – and how they improve life on MDI.
During the Depression, vegetable plots were established by members and unemployed island men tended them to supplement their incomes. The Garden Club has undertaken civic projects throughout the years. The Garden Club has an Open Garden Day every other year. After expenses are met, 100 percent of the proceeds are donated to local horticultural and conservation organizations.
This is what community looks like.