Events Calendar

People at the compost sale.
April 27, 2024

Compost Sale

8 a.m.- noon, Brooklin School

Give your soil some love! Self-serve: $5 / 5 gal. For delivery within Brooklin, $6 / 5 gal. Onion plants, $10/bunch. For information or delivery, contact Lisa by phone at 207-412-3601 or by email at
(See concurrent workshop below.)

People standing around fruit trees.
April 27, 2024 

Stone-Fruit Pruning and Orchard-Maintenance Workshop

10 a.m., Brooklin School (concurrent with Compost Sale)

Learn how to prune stone-fruit trees with 5 Star Nursery and Orchard in the Brooklin School Orchard. Bring pruning tools if you have them; if you don’t, there will be some to share. Free and open to all.

May 5, 2024

Gardening with Mushrooms

1 p.m., 5 Star Nursery and Orchard, 853 Bay Rd., Brooklin

A favorite of foodies, wine cap mushrooms can also be put to work in your garden, where they will build soil, suppress weeds, and look great. Learn how to grow them in your mulched beds from mycology specialist David Porter, Emeritus Professor of Plant Biology, University of Georgia. The building of a bed will be demonstrated. Free and open to all.

May 25, 2024

Seedling Swap

10 a.m.-noon, on the lawn of the Friend Memorial Public Library

One of our most popular events is back for its fourth year: Come to swap, drop off, or just to pick up – plenty for all!

Anthony Sutton.
June 13, 2024

The Wabanaki at Naskeag Point

6 p.m., Friend Memorial Public Library

Anthony Sutton, Assistant Professor of Native American Programs at the University of Maine and a faculty fellow at its Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, will speak about the importance of Naskeag Point to the Wabanaki as a summer gathering place.

Crop Swap in front of the library.
July 20, August 17, and September 21, 2024

Crop Swaps & Food-Waste Reduction Workshops

10 a.m.-noon, on the lawn of the Friend Memorial Library

Bring extra veggies from your garden to swap, or come just to join the workshops on how you can reduce food waste, which we’ll be offering with Brooklin’s Climate Response Committee.

Perfectly Good Food book cover.
August 28, 2024

Book Club

4 p.m., Community Garden (off the Brooklin School’s entry road)

Join us to talk about Perfectly Good Food: A Totally Achievable Zero Waste Approach to Home Cooking by Margaret Li and Irene Li — and bring a dish to pass that you learned to make from the book. In collaboration with the Friend Memorial Public Library.

Check back for information as we schedule more events–new workshops, the season start of the Magic Food Bus’s weekly produce distribution, the annual Community Garden Party, and more.

Past Events

Grafting fruit tree.
April 7, 2024

Fruit-Tree Grafting Workshop

1 p.m., Brooklin School

Learn how to graft fruit trees with 5 Star Nursery and Orchard. Open and free to all. Pre-register at