A 12-acre nonprofit in Vassalboro, ME, 47 Daisies grows vegetables, fruit, and mushrooms, which they distribute through retail outlets and the 47 Daisies Food Access Programs for low-income individuals, seniors, and children. They received a $2,500 grant to plant a variety of fruit trees and add pollinator plantings, bat houses, and bluebird houses to their farm.
“The long-term positive impacts will continue well past the funding period for this grant. The fruit trees that were purchased and planted will prevent erosion, and once they start producing, the fruit will be funneled into our food access programs and distributed to families and individuals in need. The bluebird and bat boxes will provide habitat for many, many years.” —Dylan Dillaway, executive director