ROCKPORT — Warming soil is beckoning. Carrots, squash, lettuce, what’s your wish? Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a state-wide land conservation organization, is offering gardeners plots at Erickson Fields Preserve, located at 164 West Street, in Rockport.
A dairy farm for generations, Erickson Fields has 120-square-foot plots available for $60 each. Financial assistance is available on a sliding scale.
“Nearby, a spirited Teen Ag Crew tends their impressive food bank garden,” said MCHT, in a news release. “Erickson Fields, which sits on an idyllic breezy knoll, is close to the intersection of US 1 and Rt. 90.”
The gardens are surrounded by a deer fence and offer water, manure, a shed for tools and guidance.
An orientation for gardeners will be held on Friday, April 21.
“Join others with dirty fingernails and turn gardening dreams into a delicious reality,” said the release.
Space is limited.
Interested gardeners may apply online at aldermere.org/community-garden or call 236-2739 for more information.