WHRL Collaboration with MCHT
When the Incredible Edible Milbridge Project began to flourish, WHRL set its eyes on a 4.6-acre parcel of riverfront property along Main Street. With big dreams of growing organic vegetables and community spirit, WHRL approached Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) about conserving this property. MCHT embraced the idea and purchased this land in 2015, enabling the WHRL to begin planning the next step for Incredible Edible Milbridge.
Together we have created Milbridge Commons Wellness Park – an innovative community park and garden. The “Commons” features handicap-accessible walking trails, providing visitors opportunities for exercise and communing with nature. The successful Incredible Edible Milbridge gardens have been expanded at Milbridge Commons as a continued effort to improve the health and nutrition of Downeast citizens. The Incredible Edible gardens offer free organic help-yourself produce to all visitors. Milbridge Commons will include the area’s first public play space, complete with unique features designed to stimulate the imagination of children and encourage outdoor exercise.