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The Kennebunk Community Garden Committee oversees public garden plots where residents and non-residents pay a nominal seasonal fee to grow organic flowers, herbs, and vegetables.

The basic concept is to provide residents and non-residents with a garden space, advice about growing their produce, and to provide an opportunity to meet similarly interested residents. The Committee decides:
  • The number of garden spaces each year,
  • The size of individual garden spaces,
  • Accepted and unaccepted growing methods and procedures,
  • Maintenance schedule and replacement of tools and equipment,
  • Funding sources for purchases, and
  • Education programs.

A choice of plot sizes and prices are available at either garden location (West Kennebunk and Park Street School).  Permanent plots are available in a limited amount (information can be found on the application).  There is a limit of two plots per family or individual. Lease fees are paid to the Town Clerk who forwards the basic information about the lessee to the Committee.  A scholarship application is available and there is a sliding scale for individuals or families unable to pay the regular lease amount. These requests are handled by the Social Services Department.

In addition to individual and family garden plots, a large section of the gardens is dedicated to growing vegetables for local food pantries, low income, fixed income, and other individuals and families in need in the community. Seeding, irrigating, weeding, and harvesting the produce in the Maine Harvest for Hunger (MHH) garden is done by individuals and families leasing residential plots. A minimum of six to twelve hours per year spent “volunteering” in the MHH garden section is required of each plot lessee. Distribution of produce is done by volunteers and/or local churches or similar organizations.

The Community Garden Committee has three officers with voting privileges on all issues.
  • Chairman       
  • Vice Chairman
  • Secretary

There are four subcommittees, each with a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson. It is the responsibility of each subcommittee to report to the Committee about their activities. Each officer has voting privileges on all issues.

The Committee may have other voting members who are not officers of the subcommittees. The Committee has no more than 11 voting members.

The Committee may have non-voting advisors and honorary members.