April 2014 Newsletter

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Upcoming EventsEarth Day: April 22Maine Farm to College Convening: St. Joseph’s College, Standish, April 26Maine School Garden Day:Medomak Valley High School, May 9-10GrantsTime & Tide RC&D due May 10Aetna Foundation due Jun. 5Maine Agriculture in the Classroom due Jun. 13Networking41 schools provided great feedback in the recent survey. One request was to have schools share the layout of their garden.  Do you have pictures … Read More

February 2014 Newsletter

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Upcoming EventsPortland Flower Show (accepting submissions for a student essay contest with garden theme, due Feb 12): Mar 5-Mar 9Maine Vegetables & Fruit School: Mar 10, 11Maine Maple Sunday: Mar 23Read ME Agriculture: Mar 24-28Grow Your Own Organic Garden: Apr 2Soil Science for Gardeners: Apr 15GrantsMantis Tiller due Mar. 7Dole Garden Challenge due Mar. 12Rising Tide Cooperative Community Fund due Mar. 15Maine Agriculture in … Read More

January 2014 Newsletter

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Upcoming EventsPortland Flower Show (accepting submissions for a student essay contest with garden theme, due Feb 12): Mar 5-Mar 9Maine Vegetables & Fruit School: Mar 10, 11Maine Maple Sunday: Mar 23Read ME Agriculture: Mar 24-28Grow Your Own Organic Garden: Apr 2Soil Science for Gardeners: Apr 15EGrantsToolbox for Education due Feb. 14Scotts Miracle Grow due Feb. 17Smart from the Start due Feb. … Read More

December 2013 Newsletter

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Upcoming EventsAgricultural Trades Show – Jan 7 – Jan 9.ResourcesKeep up with the Central School’s Outdoor Garden.Networking OpportunitiesShare your garden activities and projects with us!  Email ryan.fahey@maine.gov.Find Us on Facebook!We are now on Facebook – Like us to stay up to date with featured gardens, useful articles and the opportunity to share your ideas! Looking ahead to 2014These short, dark days are … Read More

LD 1431

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Dear School Garden Enthusiasts, I’m writing about a bill that the Farm to School Network is working to pass: LD 1431, An Act To Support School Nutrition and Expand the Local Foods Economy. The bill increases local, Maine-grown and -produced food in public schools and funds people who show they can create food hubs that will help do this. First, … Read More

November 2013 Newsletter

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Upcoming EventsYouth Garden Grantapplication due – December 6 Maine Ag Trades Show – January 7-9Networking OpportunitiesDo you have experience with beekeeping at your school garden?  Is this something you would be interested in adding to your garden?  A Maine-based bee supply company is interested in connecting with local schools and we’d like to know more about the best way to integrate … Read More

September 2013 Newsletter

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Upcoming EventsSign up for the School Garden Open House on 9/28!Cumberland Fair 9/22 – 9/28.Maine Harvest Lunch Week 9/23 – 9/27.Fryeburg Fair 9/29 – 10/6.Networking OpportunitiesWhat would you like to learn from other school gardens?  Send us an email with your query and we will post it here.ResourcesFact Sheet regarding pesticide use in school gardens.MOFGA’s latest Pest Report.Find Us On FacebookWe are … Read More

2013 Open House Event

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Hi Teachers and Garden Coordinators, Welcome back to school! I know the dust hasn’t settled yet, and things are busy, but we encourage you to consider holding an Open House event at your garden at the end of the month. An Open House lets the kids show off their work, and gets your school and community excited about what you’re … Read More

Farm to School Conference

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Registration On-Line is now active at: https://mainefarmtoschool.eventbrite.com/ Maine Farm to School Network Conference Sat. Oct. 19th at the East End Community School, Portland, Maine organized by: F2S MSGN LOGO Featuring: Special Guests:Portland Mayor Michael Brennan and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree Speakers, Panels & Workshops on School Gardens, Food & Farm Education and School Nutrition. A Local Food Lunch will be served … Read More

Science in the Garden Program Offered

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Please see below for an upcoming innovative high school garden program. Space is limited so register asap by contacting Vina Lindley, vina.lindley@maine.edu , 1-800-287-1426 (in Maine) 207-342-5971 Teachers invited to learn about a school-based Science in the Garden program Waldo, Maine — Want to teach middle school or high school science using a school garden? University of Maine Cooperative Extension … Read More

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