Garden in a Box
Container Gardening Learning Series
Mobility, small space or lack of resources shouldn't stop someone from learning how to grow their own food. Our goal is to set Gardeners up for success and generate enthusiasm for growing veggies year after year.
Help from our Garden Coaches
Free Container Gardening Workshops
Presented by Piscataquis Regional Food Center and UMaine Piscataquis County Cooperative Extension. These workshops are FREE and open to everyone.
March 24, 2022, 6 pm at Thompson Free Library, Dover-Foxcroft
Learn how to plan your day in the garden, proper stretching and lifting techniques, selecting ergonomic tools, adapting existing tools to improve their ergonomics, designing your garden to match your abilities and much more! Adapted from Episode #9 of Victory Garden for ME.
April 28, 2022, 6 pm at Thompson Free Library, Dover-Foxcroft
Are you short on space? Many kinds of vegetables can be easily grown in containers by following a few basic guidelines. What to grow and what can you grow it in will be the topic of conversation.
What's Wrong with my Vegetable Plant?
May 25, 2022, 6 pm at Thompson Free Library, Dover-Foxcroft
This demonstration will offer an overview of cultural practices to prevent disease in your garden, how to diagnose a disease problem, common vegetable plant diseases, how to submit your plant to the diagnostic lab, and much more!
The Limited Enrollment Garden in a Box Program Includes:
A complete growing experience, including learning materials, gardening tools and guidance from March to October
Personalized assistance from a Garden Coach including phone support and home visits
Garden in a Box Resource Binder with Cooperative Extension gardening publications, tips, a monthly calendar and journal to keep track of your container garden
15 gal cloth container
Fort Vee Vermont Compost potting soil and locally sourced seedlings
We limit enrollment for each season, ensuring each Gardener gets a quality experience with their Garden Coach. Our 2022 enrollment is FULL! Please sign up for the 2023 season waitlist below.
The Garden in a Box Resource Binder is available digitally. You can also contact us for your very own hard copy!
This collaborative project is brought to you by Piscataquis Regional Food Center and UMaine Cooperative Extension in Piscataquis County.