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2016 was our first year working on the campus and the start of building the library. This was the only place on the campus where additional fill was needed, which gave us the opportunity to document these inputs as a trial.  Traditional paradigms of gardening that suggest 8-12" of topsoil are not needed for the native plants.  This fact along with our interest to economize when building a garden encouraged us to use 4" of topsoil on top of a sandy/clay fill. 


Development of this program has been made possible through the generous support of the Anahata Foundation.

The Downeast Innovation Fund of Maine Community Foundation awarded NGBH a capacity-building grant for 2021 to ensure a strong foundation for NGBH's expanded mission and programming. A community-building grant from Maine Community Foundation in 2022 supports NGBH's ongoing efforts.

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