Main Street Field

The Public is invited to an informational meeting at the Women’s Health Resource Library (WHRL) on Tuesday, March 1st at 6-7 pm to discuss plans for the development of a public garden and park in downtown Milbridge. This meeting will include background on the project, an overview of the project’s progress, and an opportunity for the citizens to share ideas about this community project.  This project is a collaboration between the Maine Coast Heritage Trust Trust (MCHT) and the Women’s Health Resource Library.

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Left to right: Patrick Watson, Project Manager, MCHT; Janis Lesbines, IEM Gardener; Brian Stewart IEM Volunteer; Chris Kuhni (in back), WHRL Executive Director; Pam Dyer Stewart, WHRL Board Member and IEM Coordinator; and Jane Arbuckle Director of Stewardship, MCHT.

When the WHRL’s Incredible Edible Milbridge Project began to flourish, they set their eyes on a four-and-a-half acre parcel of riverfront property along Main Street. With big dreams of growing organic vegetables and community spirit, the WHRL approached the MCHT about conserving this property. MCHT embraced the idea and purchased this land, enabling the WHRL to begin planning the next step for Incredible Edible Milbridge.

Although yet unnamed, the 4.6 acre Main Street garden/park will include more pick-your-own vegetable gardens, an orchard, and a walking track. Other ideas being considered are a play area for children, a children’s garden, themed gardens, and an amphitheater.

The Women’s Health Resource Library is located at 24 School Street next to the Milbridge Medical Center. For more information about the WHRL and Incredible Edible Milbridge, visit the web site  here. For information about Maine Coast Heritage Trust, visit www. mcht.org.

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