at the Centers for Energetic Healing, Bath, Maine
If we don't sell out we will reopen
Thursdays and Fridays
8am-7pm or til sell out!
The Forest Garden Farmstand
on Whiskeag Rd in Bath near the Sewall Woods Trailhead
This year, Claire is excited to be bringing pesticide-free, hand-tended, high quality produce to the people of Bath each week.
Each week Claire posts all the items available in the farmstand that week on The Forest Garden's Instagram page. Local residents are invited to place an order ahead of time to pick up, during farmstand hours, or just swing by and see what looks good!
All proceeds from this farmstand will go to expanding the garden and all of our gardening workshop offerings here at CFEH.
Did you know that Centers for Energetic Healing (CFEH) actually tends two gardens?
We have The Forest Garden here at our home office on Whiskeag Road in Bath, as well as a plot we call The Row Crop Garden about 15 minutes from here.
The Forest Garden
This year, at our home office, CFEH has established a teaching garden, devoted to helping our people learn to grow their own food, compost, and tend the earth.
We've named it The Forest Garden, because it's nestled right in the middle of our magical four acre maple and oak forest here at our home office.
The Forest Garden currently consists of 18 raised beds for mixed veggie and herb production, as well as wild flower beds, and more and more varieties of fruit all the time. Right now we have low bush blueberries, high bush blueberries, rhubarb, and raspberries.
It's here at The Forest Garden where all of our workshops and work days take place. If you want to learn to compost, start your own seeds, or grow your own food, this is where you'll be learning.
The Row Crop Garden
Last season we were offered the use of some land owned by an elderly local who wanted her garden space put to good use. It measures roughly 50ft x 100ft, with almost half of it already fenced in with deer fencing. We call this plot our Row Crop Garden.
As you can image, this large space allows us to grow a lot more food than our small collection of raised beds here at The Forest Garden. This enables us to grow larges amounts of storage crops like potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, cabbages, winter squash, etc.
So when you purchase produce from The Forest Garden Farmstand, you're actually buying produce that comes from both gardens.
Here at the Centers, we do not use any chemical fertilizers or pesticides. We are focused on creating food ecosystems that balance themselves, which means we don't spray, we select plants that encourage the attraction of beneficial insects, we build the soil and til as little as possible, and we incorporate as many flowers as possible into our vegetable production. We use row cover to protect susceptible crops, and augment the soil with compost, much of which is made right here on site.
Quality is really important to us, as is creating food ecosystems that nourish the soil and the surrounding ecosystem. So we strive to use gardening practices that leave a light footprint and encourage biodiversity. The result is beautiful, integrated food landscapes that feel like art installations while at the same time producing really nourishing, high quality food to feed our community.
Here at the Centers for Energetic Healing home office we have a small flock of laying hens. In the winter they live in a 7 x 7 permanent winter coup with a 4 x 5 solar greenhouse as their run. This gives them access to dirt and sun all year round.
When it gets warm enough outside, they transition into their 4 x 4 summer coup on skids. While this summer coup is much smaller, it is accompanied by a large yard surrounded by electrified netting, allowing them to be moved to new ground every few weeks. This means that our ladies get to eat ticks and forage in our beautiful forest all summer, not far from The Forest Garden.
We got these ladies in March of 2022, and have been getting weekly eggs from them since August of that year. We currently have a few families we sell eggs to weekly, but it we ever have extras you'll find them listed in the Forest Garden Farmstand's weekly offering posting on Instagram and out for purchase during Farmstand hours on a first come first serve basis.
Workshops & Work Days
Our spring Beginner Gardner Series is over!
But stay tuned for info on gardening meetups and workdays!