We will be meeting at the office of Cultivating Community on 62 Elm Street in Portland at 12:00 noon this Friday. We will have a catered lunch by Adrian Espinoza, who’s participating in the Greenhouse Project. Adrian will be delivering his infamous empanadas and salsa for lunch and there is a veggie option.  There’s a parking garage next to their office. At 12:30 we’ll walk over to the Boyd Street Garden on 2 Boyd Street. We’re not sure exactly what the project will entail other than it is to prepare and protect their garden for the winter to come. Please wear comfortable clothes and gardening gloves. If you can, please bring gardening tools, such shovels and hoes, etc. Please email Elise at portlandrotaryclub@gmail.com, if you plan on volunteering.  We are capped out at 30, so first come first serve. This should be fun….hope to see you all there!!
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Even though the Boyd Street Garden is situated right in the center of downtown Portland (near Kennedy Park), when you step into the garden, the thought of city life seems to totally disappear. The urban garden is truly a source of pride for Maine. It is a welcoming, friendly place where young refugees and immigrants work side by side to grow and distribute vegetables to low income elderly residents.
For more information, go to: http://www.uniquemainefarms.com/Site/Boyd_Street_Farm.html