Support

Your encouragement and support are essential in our work to create a local food system that puts people and our rich natural resources front and center. There are many ways to help.

VOLUNTEER: We need volunteers in the Community Garden. We welcome help working on and at our programs and events. If you have time to give to the BFC, either regularly or just now and then, please send a note to vasb@oebbxyvasbbqpbecf.bet, and a member of the steering committee will be in touch. Or contact one of the committee members directly — they’re listed at the bottom of the page.

DONATE: The Brooklin Food Corps’s work in 2023 was a remarkable demonstration of its mission in action, offering our neighbors the resources and knowledge to be an active part of our local food system. We reached scores of community members of all ages, passions, and skill sets:

  • We hosted over 100 participants in more than 10 workshops and events, from Growing Shiitakes to Beekeeping to Extending the Gardening Season
  • Grew almost 400 pounds of produce for the Magic Food Bus Program
  • Supplied 20 yards of compost and a plethora of seedlings and seeds to local gardeners
  • Hosted a group of regular volunteers to help in the Community Garden
  • Worked with two thirds of the Brooklin School’s students in the Community Garden
  • And celebrated this year’s harvest with over 70 folks at our Third Annual Community Garden Harvest Party.

We’ll continue to plant the seeds for a robust local food system in 2024. We are delighted to announce the launch of our website at BrooklinFoodCorps.org. The site is designed to be a resource for information about our extensive program offerings, and also as a way to find and support local producers and to connect with other like-minded organizations. The new year will bring upgrades to the Community Garden’s infrastructure, plans for a fully stocked Tool Lending Library, updates to how the Seed Library works, many new workshops and events, and plans for new growing spaces in the community. We look forward to continuing this important work with our existing partners, among them the Friend Memorial Public Library, the Brooklin School, and Healthy Peninsula, and we are excited about new partnerships with Brooklin’s Climate Response Committee and the Maine Shellfish Learning Network.

As gardeners know, you won’t get far without a well-tended soil — you need a good base to produce outstanding food — and we look to you to help build up our base so that these imaginative and important programs can thrive. Your gift of any amount will help fund our ongoing and new initiatives and, most importantly, keep all programming accessible to all who want to join. Contributions are tax deductible, and checks can be made out to Brooklin Food Corps, Brooklin Food Corps, PO Box 275, Brooklin, ME 04616. Your generosity will help to make Brooklin an even more nourishing space.

FOLLOW US: You’ll be able to keep up with our work, and to get information on upcoming events and programs, when you sign up for our newsletter and follow us on Facebook @BrooklinFoodCorps.