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SOUTH PORTLAND CITY COUNCIL APPROVES COMMUNITY GARDEN LEASE

APRIL 29, 2011 South Portland, ME - The South Portland City Council voted to accept a lease agreement between the newly created non-profit, the Community Garden Collective (CGC) and the City of South Portland for the development of a new community garden on the former Hamlin School property.  The vote was held last Wednesday, April 20, 2011.

Helen Slocum, Vice President, stated  “the CGC is ecstatic with the outcome of the vote and we wish to thank the City Council and City Manager for their efforts in getting the lease agreement in place.  We are thrilled with the support we have received from the community thus far and wish to acknowledge everyone who spoke on the project’s behalf.  We are especially grateful to the South Portland Land Trust for the support the organization has shown thus far and for agreeing to be the CGC’s fiscal sponsor until our non-profit tax status has been achieved.”   Ms.

South Portland City Council to Vote on Community Garden Lease

South Portland, ME - The South Portland City Council will vote whether to accept a lease agreement between the newly created non-profit, the Community Garden Collective and the City of South Portland for the development of a new community garden on the former Hamlin School property.  The vote is to be held during the Wednesday, April 20, 2011 City Council meeting which begins at 7 p.m. at the South Portland City Hall. 

The proposed community garden is to be located behind the former Hamlin School at 496 Ocean Street.  The garden design has been revised to approximately 39 garden plots located within a fenced area.

South Portland Land Trust Plant Sale

The South Portland Land Trust will be holding its annual Plant and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at the American Legion Hall at 413 Broadway in South Portland.  The plant sale is a perennial favorite of the gardening community - an amazing variety of annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, wildflowers and groundcovers will be available for sale as well as baked goods and coffee.  The sale opens to the general public at 9:00am.  The SPLT is currently seeking donations of plants and garden-related items from individuals and/or businesses, and is also seeking volunteers willing to dig and transplant donated plants.  For more information, contact Helen Slocum at 799-3574 or email her at hfslocum@maine.rr.com to take part in an event that has become a South Portland tradition.

Ram Island Home & Ground Launch New Home Services

Ram Island Home & Ground Launch New Home Services

(cape elizabeth, me.) – Ram Island Home & Grounds,
formally Ram Island Landscape and Design, has established a new division of
home services called “Ask Todd.”
The new division was created as a part of a corporate strategy to flatten out the
peaks and valleys of sales that are inherent in a seasonal business such as
landscaping. It also maximizes the company’s abilities to cross-sell its services, a
critical element to leverage in a weakened economy.
In addition to its regular lawn and landscape business, the company will now
offer a full complement of services such as dump runs, trash pick-ups, opening &
closing of seasonal properties, deer fence installation and light carpentry, just to
name a few.
“Ask Todd” will be managed by Todd Robbins, for whom the division was
named. Todd has been with the company since 2004.
Ram Island Home & Grounds is based in Cape Elizabeth, ME and provides
services in coastal Southern Maine.