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Coming this May:
Gather and Grow
Community Garden Program

Learn with a cohort of other gardeners how to grow and preserve your own food from start to finish using a community garden plot! This program will lead a cohort of gardeners through the growing season, from planting and fertilizing to preserving the harvest and cooking ideas. The purpose of this program is to build a gardening learning community for people who want to learn how to grow food, don’t have access to land for gardening, or simply want to garden with friends. The Gather and Grow cohort will meet weekly for open gardening hours with a Master Gardener with one facilitated workshop per month. Topics will include soil fertility, seed saving, canning, succession planting, and more.

The program includes a LEAP Stone Soup Garden plot, seeds/starts, and all other supplies needed for gardening and food preservation. In addition we will have a childcare option on site for families needing to bring their children.


Workshops and gardening hours will be every Monday from 6pm to 7:30pm from May 15th to October 2nd at LEAP Stone Soup Gardens, 482 Farmington Falls Rd. in Farmington.


Registration is on a sliding scale $5-$50

Mission Statement

The mission of the Greater Franklin Food Council is to foster a robust food system in Western Maine by bringing people together to: ensure access to nutritious food, promote local farmers, and advocate for food-related programs and policies that strengthen our communities.

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What We Do

Making A Difference

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Volunteers Packing Food

School Garden Programs

Working with students to grow food

Promoting Local Food Consumption

Supporting the farmers who feed our community

Food Access Promotion

Connecting communities to local pantries

The Greater Franklin Food Council is a fiscally sponsored program of St. Joseph's Nutrition Center.
The programs and mission of the GFFC has been funded or is currently funded by the Maine Community Foundation, The Betterment Fund, The Sandy River Charitable Trust, and the New England Grassroots Environment Fund.

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