The mission of Native Gardens of Blue Hill is to create public gardens of Maine native plants to demonstrate their beauty and value and to encourage sustainable gardening practices. Since 2015, we have been building a demonstration garden at the campus of Bagaduce Music on South St with the help of volunteers. Recently, we have begun to deepen our mission to include training and support for existing and new businesses in the field of sustainable landscaping, including the nursery trade. We envision serving as a training ground for entrepreneurship and innovation, a hub for ecological best practices in the community, and the supportive home to a regional guild of sustainable landscape stewards.
Member Businesses: Farms
We are a community composting business that collects compostable waste from around the peninsula and turns it into a high quality soil amendment.
A flower farm located on Route 15 in Orland, is the primary supplier of local blooms for Fairwinds Florist in Blue Hill. Though our focus is on cut flower production, they also supply fresh produce in season to various area businesses. Merz Barn Farm is also home to the Make Know Art Mural Project where in owners Corey Paradise and Cullen Schneider gather annually with family and friends to paint a mural on their barn.
A saltwater farm located in Brooksville specializing in both events and farm products. We raise primarily pork and run our barn and water front as an event/venue space. We have 50 acres of meadow and 50 acres of forested land.
David’s Folly Farm offers a rustic location for your wedding celebration that speaks of the beauty & bounty of the season following the cycles of life. Bring your Love + Romance into this Rustic Space, which is surrounded by fields with a path leading down to our cove. The barn symbolizes the labor of love, tradition, growth, self-reliance and a shelter, which also reflect the simple nature of the salty coast of Maine.
Surrounded by meadows and woods that roll down to the cove with mowed paths that will take you on various adventures. You will spy our pigs rooting through the fields and woods, to our chickens scratching through the soil, possibly our donkey meandering the fenced paths with his other four legged friends. We will do everything possible to make sure your celebration reflects your commitment, love, and values. Our space can be your canvas to express your visions, you have the option to use numerous props: vintage chairs & couches, side tables, sheep skins, jars for tea light candles……… that reflect your creativity and style.
Farm + Sea = Salty Love at David’s Folly Farm.
Halcyon Grange #345 is a fraternal organization sponsors dances, dinners, concerts workshops and educational speakers for the community. The grange promotes small farms, local food and the right to sustainable food and water.
Field-grown cut flowers for weddings, parties and events or just a bouquet for your dining-room table! Consulting and delivery services available.
Blue Hill Farmers’ Market a diverse group of farmers, artist and food producers providing a great shopping experience every Saturday from Memorial day weekend to Columbus Day weekend.