Washington Academy Harvest for Hunger Garden – East Machias

Wa Academy Produce

Work with Marjorie and Healthy Acadia’s Regina Grabrovac to plant and care for a 4,000 square foot vegetable garden whose harvest goes to local food pantries.  Sixteen raised beds and sixteen field beds will grow root crops, greens, summer and winter squash, brassicas, tomatoes, onions, garlic, raspberries, strawberries, herbs and flowers in intensive plantings.  A newly covered hoop house will extend our gardening season in the fall. We will install a new drip irrigation system so that all beds will be watered on a timer. We will meet regularly to work as a team on Monday mornings.  In the spring and fall, the garden will be used as an outdoor classroom for Washington Academy high school students, some of whom will also join us in the summer, so there will be opportunities to work with young adults in addition to honing your own vegetable gardening skills.