Our Philosophy


The Bowdoin Organic Garden is both an educational and production garden, striving to produce nutritious food and encourage culinary and agricultural exploration among the Brunswick community. We received organic certification by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) in 2007 as a way to add credibility to our produce, draw attention to our program through MOFGA’s various publications and events, and gain access to their vast set of resources (publications, mentors, workshops etc.). However with or without certification, our growing methods are meant to reflect our ideas on healthy food and a healthy environment. We look at farming as a way to feed and build the soil, not take away from it, and as a way to work with nature to feed ourselves, and we do this in a manner that can be maintained year after year. We believe in creating wholesome food, not products. We believe in the imperfections, in the downfalls, and the successes. Organic farming can take you for a ride, but we believe it’s a ride worth taking. 

View our MOFGA certificate.