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Belfast Garden Club: A communal city garden and two working school gardens featured Aug. 27
August 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
BELFAST — The community garden at Wales Park will be on display Aug. 27, along with gardens at Troy Howard Middle School and BCOPE, a community-based alternative education program. All three gardens will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as part of Belfast Garden Club’s Open Garden Day. The gardens are within a 5-minute drive of each other, at 10 Lincolnville Ave., 173 Lincolnville Ave., and 19 Merriam Rd, and a $5 donation admits visitors to all three. Additional donations to support the Garden Club are welcome.
This is the first full season since the community garden at Wales Park began, having been given approval by the city in June of 2020. Aleta McKeage, a conservation biologist with the Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District who specializes in planning and care of gardens, worked with the Belfast Garden Club to design a community space that was accessible and could be used to teach people how to garden.
The working gardens of Troy Howard Middle School and BCOPE alternative school will also be on display this day. Both school gardens have summer apprenticeship programs teaching interns more in-depth practices and philosophies about agriculture, while mentoring middle school students.