The Women for Healthy Rural Living approached Maine Coast Heritage Trust in 2014 to explore of MCHT’s interest in purchasing the 4.6 acre field and partnering with the WHRL to expend Incredible Edible Mibridge.
MCHT purchased the property and conversations began about our collaboration.
The first public meeting unveiling the idea “Milbridge Commons” was held at the WHRL. Forty-five friends and neighbors came out to share their thoughts about a community park and garden.
The Milbridge Commons steering team interviewed landscape architechts and hired Bruce John Riddell, landscape architecht and Eric Dube of Casco Bay Engineering to lead the design process.
Development and review of project concepts.
Public meeting to introduce the design concepts to the community.
Finalize park plans.
Invite contractor bids and select McMullen Contracting to complete the first part of Phase I.
Construction on Milbridge Commons begins including ground work, parking, garden beds, and walking path.
October 20, 2018
Milbridge Commons Grand Opening
Installation of the Ed Flanagan Perennial Garden