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Events & Workshops

The garden offers many events and free workshops throughout the growing season.

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Thursday, August 22nd 1- 4 pm

Permaculture Design and Maintenance Workshop

Join us to learn about permaculture design and maintenance, and help map the expansion of the ADCG Food Forest. Co-facilitated by Scott Vlaun of the Center for an Ecology Based Economy and Richard Hodges of ReTree Us. This workshop is free and open to the public. 

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Fridays, July 5th through August 31st, 5:00 to 8:00pm

Farmers' Market

Join us every Friday in July and August for our Farmers' Market!

There will be a variety of local vendors, wood-fired pizza, live music, kids' activities, and more!

We accept cash, credit/debit, and SNAP/EBT for purchases and are a participant in Maine Harvest Bucks.

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Friday, June 28th, Small bites at 2:30pm, Meal at 3:30pm

Gifts to the People: Community Meal

Join us for a community meal and lesson in Indigenous Foodways hosted by Lyn Bell!

Norway resident Aubrey Lyn Bell is a member of the Shawnee Nation and has Indigenous roots in the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee, and Muskogee Peoples of the Southeast.

Born on the Gulf Coast of Alabama, he grew up with a love for cooking in a tribe that ate communally. He spent his earlier years exploring many of the Indigenous Foodways of the Americas while traveling through Indian Country.

 

Through the display of native foods integral to his People, he hopes to offer a lesson in land stewardship and the importance of recognizing the contributions of Native America to the tables of the world.

People at a garden party at the community garden

Saturday, June 22nd, 6 to 9pm

Light the Garden

Join us for our annual fundraiser and garden party! There will be great food, live music, and a silent auction during the event. 

For more updates and to get a peak at some of our silent auction items, check out our Facebook and Instagram.

Sliding scale entrance fee of $50-$20 per person.​

Person leading a yoga class at the community garden

Saturday, June 8th, 10-11:30am

Yoga in the Garden

Join Katey Branch outdoors at ADCG for a community yoga class. This class welcomes all abilities and experience levels. Please bring a mat if you have one!

The class is free to attend.

A pot of Kimchi

Thursday, June 6th 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Fermentation Workshop

Join us at the garden for a workshop led by Master Preservers from UMaine Cooperative Extension!

After a brief introduction to the science and strategy behind home-fermentation, participants will be able to choose-their-own-adventure to make a batch of sauerkraut or kimchi to take home.

A $20 materials fee is required to attend this class, it covers all materials needed for the class. Please register and pay the $20 fee using the links below.

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Saturday, May 27th 10am to 2pm

Organic Seedling Sale

Come choose from a wide variety of vegetable, herb, and flower seedlings for your garden, available by donation.

Maine Master Gardener Volunteers will be onsite to answer your gardening questions and direct you to quality horticultural resources.

Learn about ADCG, our Youth Leadership Program, Farmers' Market, CSA, and more!

A group of people at a training at the community garden

Saturday, May 11th from 10am to 12pm

Restorative Community Training

At this training, we will learn how to:

  • create a sense of belonging and inclusivity

  • practice specific methods to make group decision making more effective

  • host community conversations where people are better prepared to listen to diverse voices in a mindful and respectful way

This workshop will be facilitated by Katey Branch and Brendan Schauffler as a collaborative event between the Alan Day Community Garden and the Oxford County Wellness Collaborative. 

This is a free event, open to all, and lunch will be provided.

Dandelions on a cutting board for a cooking workshop

Tuesday, May 14th at 11am

Foraging and Cooking with Dandelions

Join Reed Maclean to learn how to forage and cook with this under appreciated plant. Weather permitting, we will forage for dandelions and then prepare a lunch together.

 

Suggested donation of $10 per participant to attend.

A pot of sourdough and a loaf of sourdough bread

Friday, May 3rd at 3pm

Cooking at the Garden: Sourdough Workshop

Join Tina Merritt in the ADCG kitchen to learn how to make and care for your own fermented starter, and all the possibilities of what you can bake with it! 

 

Suggested donation of $10 per participant to attend.

Earth day at the community garden poster

Saturday, April 20th

Earth Day!

10am - Neighborhood and WFLT Trails Cleanup

Give back to celebrate the Earth by helping us clean up the Farm to Town trailhead and Alan Day neighborhood. Meet at ADCG.

12:30pm - Community Lunch

Prepared in the ADCG community kitchen!

1pm - Workshops, Family Friendly Activities, and Giveaways!

Stick around to learn about bee keeping and protecting our pollinators with Baker Hill Bees and Gardens, family friendly activities with Center for an Ecology Based Economy, and giveaways!

Brownies on a cutting board

Friday, April 12th at 4pm

Cooking at the Garden: Baking with Plant-Based Ingredients

Join Danielle Mason from The Hideaway Homestead to learn all about vegan baking. 

 

Suggested donation of $10 per participant to attend.

A set of ingredients for gluten free baking

Friday, April 5th from 5-7pm

Cooking at the Garden: Gluten-Free Baking

Join Chris and Paula Easton from Baker Hill Bees to learn all about gluten-free baking. 

 

Suggested donation of $10 per participant to attend.

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Friday, April 5th from 5-7pm

Cooking at the Garden: Intro to Ayurveda

Join Sophia Mammouri in the ADCG kitchen to learn about the yogic practice of whole body health. This workshop is the first in a series of ayurvedic cooking classes and is a pre-requisite for the workshops on ayurvedic cooking through the seasons. 

 

Suggested donation of $10 per participant to attend.

A man pruning a tree at the community garden

Friday, March 29th at 1pm

Pruning and Orchard Maintenance Workshop

Join Richard Hodges of ReTree Us for a hands on learning experience in fruit tree pruning and orchard maintenance.

 

This event is free and open to the public! 

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Friday, February 23rd at 3pm

Cooking at the Garden: Herbs as Nutrition

Join Anna Fox in the ADCG kitchen to learn about herbs and their benefits, how to brew a mineral rich tea, and go home with your own tonic tea to start drinking daily.

 

This event is free and open to the public! 

A pot of sourdough and a loaf of sourdough bread

Friday, January 19th at 3pm

Cooking at the Garden: Sourdough Workshop

Join Tina Merritt in the ADCG kitchen to learn how to make and care for your own fermented starter, and all the possibilities of what you can bake with it! 

 

Suggested donation of $10 per participant to attend.

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Where to find us

All the events and workshops are held at the garden: 26 Whitman Street, Norway, Maine, 04268

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