We are the Brooklin Food Corps. We believe everyone should be empowered to be an active part of their local food system. We grow food. We teach others how to grow food. We share food with our neighbors. We strive to spread our enthusiasm for the pleasures and benefits of fresh, local food. And we provide knowledge and resources that will help you grow it or get it.
Want seeds or seedlings? Visit our seed library, or pick up plants at our annual seedling swap. Need to improve your soil, or to find the right tool? We offer organic compost at our annual sale, and we have a tool lending library. At our workshops, local experts have shown neighbors how to grow mushrooms, dig clams, raise backyard chickens and pigs, tend fruit trees, keep bees, and much more. Come to a talk, or join a book circle. Go deeper into the site and you’ll find information about local growers you can buy from, about like-minded organizations that offer useful resources, and about groups that provide produce, pantry items, or meals to those in need. We dig food, and we want you to dig it too!
Our workshops bring local experts together with interested community members. Everyone is welcome, and all sessions are free. Past workshops have included clamming, canning, and pruning.
The Garden was first planted over 20 years ago by the Brooklin Youth Corps and the Brooklin School. Now part of the Brooklin Food Corps, the Community Garden’s teaching plots and the plots allocated to individual town residents continue to educate and to feed Brooklin.
Tool Lending Library
We are building a library of gardening tools available to be borrowed by community members. We have a pole pruner, a broad fork, a soil corer, a post digger, and more.
The Blue Hill Peninsula is home to many individuals and small farms committed to the work of growing and to the idea of a sustainable local food system. We encourage you to support them.