Native Gardens of Blue Hill (NGBH)
NGBH is an evolving landscape of Maine native plants that demonstrates the utility and beauty of our natives, and the importance of ecological and sustainable garden practices. On this project volunteers can choose to do tasks like propagating native plants from seed, transplanting and planting plants, weeding, collecting seed, building and maintain compost, pruning, editing of natural areas, trail maintenance and trail building. If you choose, you can do off-site work by helping out with the plant database and writing plant profiles or writing columns to contribute to the garden blog.
Volunteers will learn about native plants and habitats appropriate for them. They will learn how to manage compost, prepare new planting areas, and use low input methods to create and maintain a garden of native plantings.
Volunteers meet every other Friday morning (9-12) throughout the growing season to work in the gardens. If volunteers can commit to participating on most Fridays, they will get a chance to participate in the widest variety of tasks and get the most out of the experience.