Spring Events 2012

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Greetings Fellow Gardeners, I hope you’re enjoying this beautiful spring! I’m writing to let you know about some exciting events coming up. Happening next week is Maine School Garden Day, a wonderful day-long workshop for teachers hosted by Maine Ag in the Classroom, in partnership with Cooperative Extension and the MSGN. It takes place at Buckfield Jr./Sr. High School. Get … Read More

August 2011 Newsletter

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Hello Educators and Gardeners, As we all move into the harvest of late summer and the impending school year, we want to remind you of the upcoming School Garden Open House day which is scheduled for Saturday, October 1st. Hopefully your school participates in the Maine Harvest Lunch week the last week of September, and opening your school garden to … Read More

School Garden Open House 2011

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Hello Educators and Gardeners, As we happily watch our fledgling gardens bask in the sunshine after the never-ending spring rains, the Maine School Garden Network (MSGN) is already thinking ahead to fall and the harvest. MSGN invites you to join in our first annual School Garden Open House to be held this fall on Saturday, October 1, 2011. We encourage … Read More

December 2004 Newsletter

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The Cycle of Life in a Garden Maine school gardeners are saddened to learn of the death, in November, of Anne S. Johnson, the founder of the Maine School Garden Network. A dietitian, educator, and dedicated organic gardener, Anne co-founded the Orono Farmer’s Market and was an active member of the education committee of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners … Read More

September 2004 Newsletter

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A Harvest of Garden Activities In Brooks, Maine, Tammy Toothaker and her kindergarten students are embarking on their second year of vegetable soup gardening. In addition to participating in classroom experiments with their fourth grade “science buddies” last spring, the kindergarten students grew and sold plants to raise funds for their greenhouse and garden supplies. They also planted pumpkin seeds … Read More

April 2004 Newsletter

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Second Maine School Garden Network Workshop 3/13/04 Let’s Keep Growing was held March 13, 2004,at MOFGA’s Education Center. Don White & Steve Tanguay of Troy Howard Middle School; Kathy Murray, State Entomologist; Ron Adams, Gorham’s Director of School Food Service; Kathy Savoie, Extension Educator; and Susan Linscott, editor of a new K-12 gardening curriculum, presented the second successful workshop to … Read More

December 2003 Newsletter

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First Maine School Garden Network Workshop Oct. 18, 2003 Eastern Maine Community College Mary Bird, University of Maine College of Education and Human Development, enthusiastically welcomed almost 60 people to “Let’s Get Growing,” the first MSGN workshop. Five workshops were offered: Jon Thurston & Neil Lash reported on their very successful Heirloom Seed Project. Mary Bird demonstrated enriching curriculum by … Read More

MSGN Newsletter February 2003

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Maine School Garden Network Projects, Contests, Contacts Why a Network? “A network is nonhierarchical. It is a web of connections among equals. What holds it together is not force, obligation, material incentive, or social contract but SHARED VALUES and the understanding that some tasks can be accomplished together that could never be accomplished separately. One of the important purposes of … Read More

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