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.

July 2015
MCHT purchased the property and conversations began about our collaboration.

March 2016
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.

June 2016
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.

October-May 2016
Development and review of project concepts.

June 2017
Public meeting to introduce the design concepts to the community.

December 2017
Finalize park plans.

Spring 2018
Invite contractor bids and select McMullen Contracting to complete the first part of Phase I.

July 2018
Construction on Milbridge Commons begins including ground work, parking, garden beds, and walking path.

October 20, 2018
Milbridge Commons Grand Opening

June 2020
Installation of the Ed Flanagan Perennial Garden