The Blue Hill Peninsula and Maine more widely are in the forefront of working to create sustainable local food systems. Below you’ll find a list of organizations committed to various aspects of this movement, with links to their websites, if you’d like to learn about their work.  For those interested in growing and gathering food themselves, these groups offer a wealth of useful information, with fact sheets, videos, and webinars.

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension offers a Maine Gardener Manual and MOFGA offers videos for beginning gardeners. We encourage you to explore all these sites, whether you want to learn about free services such as MOFGA’s pest alert signup and UMaine’s plant-disease diagnostic testing, or whether you want information on beekeepingpreserving, backyard poultry, native plants that will support pollinationidentifying vegetable pestsmanaging ticks, and beyond.