Educational Exhibits at your Open House

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Here are some ideas for educational exhibits at your Open House offering. Tell ’em your story! Have a poster, display table, skit, etc. with photos and info on how your project was created. Have a ‘thank you’ poster/display about the businesses, farmers, and volunteers who have supported your project.  Your students could create thank you cards/drawings/artwork for them as well. … Read More

Publicizing Your Open House Offering

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Once you’ve registered your offering, we will promote the event in every which way we can, BUT you can help us get the word out. Here are just a few ideas for how to do that… Use this INVITATION to share your event. Plug in your information on the second page and print, cut, distribute! Send a notice home with … Read More

School Garden Open House Activities

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The number one thing to remember is to have fun. Event planning can be stressful but you can keep it super simple and still have a great offering for your community! Don’t forget to encourage folks to visit other gardens too. A simple agenda might include: Garden tours Student work displays Produce for sale Some simple snacks (maybe have a … Read More

School Garden Open House

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Educators: Celebrate Your Garden with a  SCHOOL GARDEN OPEN HOUSE Kick off the school year with an Open House to showcase your garden programs and students’ hard work. These events are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, so look out for offerings in your area, and don’t forget to spread the word! WHY HOST AN OPEN HOUSE?? Display your garden … Read More

Garden Scavenger Hunt

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Activity Name: Creative Garden Scavenger Hunt              Theme (i.e. science, language arts, math): Language Arts   Learning outcomes: The students will be exercising their naturalist, linguistic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and body-kinesthetic intelligences in this activity. Depending on the age level, they should learn to be more observant in the garden and also learn a little bit about how and why things … Read More

Drying Garden Herbs

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from Carolyn Wason, FoodCorps service member in Liberty (Walker Elementary is August’s School Garden of the Month!) As your herbs start coming in, start harvesting them to dry as well as eating them fresh. If you have a dehydrator, use it. Otherwise, Herbs can be bunched and dried up-side down. Put bunch in a paper bag with holes punched in … Read More

Solar Ovens

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Solar Ovens in the Garden Carolyn Wason, FoodCorps service member in Liberty (Walker Elementary is August’s School Garden of the Month!)   As a one-time activity (i.e. at a summer camp): Time: 1.5 hours to make the ovens, 2(ish) hours to cook Ages: mixed kindergarten and up (pair younger students with older ones)   Introduction: Discuss with students how greenhouses … Read More

August School Garden of the Month: Walker Memorial Elementary, Liberty

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SCHOOL GARDEN OF THE MONTH 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 … Read More

Falmouth School Garden Hosts First Permablitz of the Season

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The Resilience Hub & Portland Maine Permaculture partnered up with the Falmouth School Gardens’ superstar team of Garden Coordinator Genna Cherichello and Food Service Director Martha Poliquin to host the first Community Permablitz of the season. Working with flow and fine company, we managed to sheet mulch huge swaths of what was bare, rough ground for cafeteria and outdoor classroom … Read More

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