Incredible Edible Milbridge

Free, pick-your-own vegetable gardens and education initiatives designed to create a community that is stronger, healthier and more food independent.

Incredible Edible Milbridge (IEM) is a series of public vegetable gardens and education initiatives designed to create a stronger, healthier, and more food-independent community. The produce at the pick-your-own gardens is free for everyone. You can find vegetables in raised bed gardens throughout town, the 14,000-square-foot garden next to the Red Barn Motel, and the 18,000-square-foot garden at Milbridge Commons Wellness Park. Combined, we grow over 10,000 pounds of vegetables each year.

Our goal with Incredible Edible Milbridge is to change the way we think about food, how we shop, and what we do with our outdoor spaces.
The Incredible Edible gardens not only feed people but also create a conversation about food, nutrition, and the benefits of going organic. The gardens have created a new mood in town, one of growth and prosperity, self-reliance, and respect for the environment.

Since its inception in 2013, more than 100 volunteers have contributed to help transform Incredible Edible Milbridge into a reality. A sense of community pride comes with an activity that unites people and creates beauty where there was none.

Incredible Edible Milbridge was inspired by Incredible Edible Todmorden in England.

Giving– it's the Maine thing to do.

Kids eating Kale

Family Container Gardening Workshop

Incredible Edible Workshops

Families are welcome!  All Incredible Edible workshops are FREE unless noted; advance registration is required.

Registration typically opens the month before the program. 

Garden Tool Show and Tell with Adam and Mark

Garden Tool Show and Tell with Adam and Mark

Date: June 22, 2024Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pmLocation: IEM Garden at the Red Barn
The right tool for the job can make all the difference in your gardening experience. When tools are used properly, they can save you a great deal of labor and pain. We will share a variety of tools that can be used for gardening, some familiar and some less common. We will talk about each tool and demonstrate how to use them correctly and efficiently, emphasizing posture and ergonomics. Then, you can take them for a test drive. We will also learn how to care for, maintain, and store our tools. P...

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Beddington Ridge Farm and Garden Tour with Ron and Carol Varin

Beddington Ridge Farm and Garden Tour with Ron and Carol Varin

Date: July 13, 2024Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pmLocation: Beddington Ridge Farm
Ron and Carol left city life in Rhode Island and came to rural Washington County in the late 1970s as young back-to-the-landers. Established in 1980, Beddington Ridge Farm is a successful, small, diversified family farm. Using sustainable farm practices, the farm produces field-grown perennials a variety of fruits, including blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, strawberries, apples, and pears, and flowers, garlic, and vegetables. Carol and Ron use what the land provides to produce high-quality...

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Summer Tea Tour at the Incredible Edible Gardens with Jennifer May

Summer Tea Tour at the Incredible Edible Gardens with Jennifer May

Date: September 21, 2024Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmLocation: Milbridge Commons Wellness Park

Come wander through the gardens with local herbalist Jennifer May as she shares her knowledge of various plants and the art of tea blending and formulation. Each guest will be encouraged to venture into the gardens to create a unique tea blend to take home with them. This workshop is for all ages and children are welcome and encouraged to attend.


Jennifer May is a community herbalist and wellness practitioner with 25 years of experience in the field. She was the owner of Sage Moon Apot...

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All About Garlic with Dan Cunningham of Folklore Farm

All About Garlic with Dan Cunningham of Folklore Farm

Date: October 26, 2024Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 pmLocation: IEM Garden at the Red Barn
Have you ever wanted to grow your own garlic? Here’s your chance! Join local farmer Dan Cunningham of Folklore Farm for this hands-on workshop. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about growing garlic while getting your hands in the dirt and helping to plant a row at our community garden. Dan will teach you everything from how to plant to harvesting, curing, and storing your garlic.

Dan Cunningham has owned and operated Folklore Farm in Cherryfield, Maine, since March 2021. He has over...

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