Building A Seed-Savvy Citizenry

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If you missed the presentation by our Coordinator, Myra Manning, at the Maine Farm to School Conference this year, you can still access the resources she provided here! Based on the seed-savvy survey, participants gained an understanding of flower anatomy and reproduction, how seeds are developed, and what it means to live in a world of hybrids, GMOs, heirlooms, and … Read More

2016 Maine Farm to School Conference Presentation

The School Garden Coaches from the Messalonskee Middle and High School and Ridge View Community School pilot sites did a fantastic job presenting at the Maine Farm to School Conference on October 14th. If you’d like to learn more about their programs and how to start “School Gardens From Scratch”, check out their presentation below! (if you cannot see anything … Read More

Ridge View Community School Garden

Welcome to the MSGN’s School Garden of the Month. This project is made possible by Maine Ag in the Classroom’s 2016 Grant program. We will be highlighting a unique school garden each month and making visits to connect with the fantastic garden leaders in this state, talk about the awesome work they’re doing, and share models and activities with the … Read More

USDA Farm to School Grant

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The USDA Farm to School Grant application is now open. These are district-wide, national grants that require a great deal of coordination with the formation of a committee and administrative support. To learn more about this opportunity, visit http://www.fns.usda.gov/farmtoschool/farm-school-grant-program.    The Maine School Garden Network (and Maine Farm to School Network) is happy to support school districts seeking this award by … Read More

Safer Brand Grants

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Safer Brand, a company that sells organic gardening products, just announced they will be starting an annual school garden grant to help kids build healthy habits through gardening!WHAT: $500 GrantWHO: for schools who wish to start a new school gardenWHEN: Send submissions between September 1st and December 1st, notifications no later than February 1stHOW:  You can apply for the Safer® School … Read More

Farmraiser Fundraising

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“Ditch the junk food fundraising habit” Farmraiser is a great way to raise funds while distributing healthy local food and produce to the community and learning about the importance of healthy eating and supporting the local economy. They help you partner with local farms and food hubs to sell local products. Visit www.farmraiser.com to learn more!

Grant Feature: NRCM 2016

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Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) is excited to offer the following grant opportunity: HOW MUCH: $500 WHO: Middle School (6th, 7th, and 8th grade) teachers and clubs in Maine WHAT: Projects that educate students about the value of Maine’s environment and engage them in the effort of protecting it WHEN (DEADLINE): December 1st, 2016; Decisions and awards are made … Read More

SEED: The Untold Story at Railroad Square

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Kick of Maine Harvest Lunch Week with an awesome film – join us for SEED: The Untold Story at Railroad Square in Waterville. Thanks to the generosity of SEED and Railroad Square Cinema, a portion of the Monday night SEPTEMBER 19TH screening will go to the Maine School Garden Network. Learn the foundational story of seeds and support the Network all in … Read More

Messalonskee School Gardens

Welcome to the MSGN’s School Garden of the Month. This project is made possible by Maine Ag in the Classroom’s 2016 Grant program. We will be highlighting a unique school garden each month and making visits to connect with the fantastic garden leaders in this state, talk about the awesome work they’re doing, and share models and activities with the … Read More

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