Manchester Learning Gardens

The Manchester School in Windham, ME has been bringing gardening to its students since 1999, when a small $300 WalMart Grant got them started. As a guidance counselor, Pam Lanz, who was prompted by the then principal Kassy Clements, applied for the funds to beautify the front of the school after the inside had undergone a major renovation. It only … Read More

Albert S. Hall School Garden

All those who attended last year’s Maine School Garden Day know how special the Albert S. Hall School in Waterville is. The garden itself is a modest size, with six raised beds right on the blacktop next to their playground. There are some round beds for herbs and small vegetable plants, with easy access for small hungry hands. It is highly … Read More

November School Garden of the Month: Saccarappa School Garden

Our garden does not just belong to the school. It is a community garden. Our neighbors give use financial contributions, plants, seeds, and equipment. They help weed, water, stake up plants, and pick pest from plants. When we are not in school, you never know what little things happen. The garden creates the feeling where neighbors and school are one. … Read More

Growing Greens All Year – November 10th

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Join us for another School Garden Coach Workshop at Messalonskee Middle School, with professional support from Steve Rodrigue, over-wintering trials technician at Johnny’s Selected Seeds and specialized garden designer.Steve will share his expertise on how to grow greens all year for your cafeteria and school community in the classroom and outdoors! Please RSVP using the form below.  Loading…

School Garden Open House

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Educators: Celebrate Your Garden with a  SCHOOL GARDEN OPEN HOUSEKick 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 project to the … Read More

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

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SCHOOL GARDEN OF THE MONTHWelcome 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 … 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

GRANT OPPORTUNITY: School Garden Coach Pilot Program

CLICK HERE to apply today! The Maine School Garden Network is proud to present a new pilot program to provide TWO $2000 mini grants for paid School Garden Coaches to two schools in Maine, thanks to the generous support of the Sewall Foundation. We are excited to partner with these grant recipients to provide mentorship in this pilot program, while … Read More

Maine Harvest Lunch Week

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SAVE THE DATE: September 19-23, 2016…followed by the Maine School Garden Open House on September 24, 2016! Maine’s annual harvest lunch week promotes fresh, local food in school cafeterias and teaches our children and youth where food comes from – including local farms, gardens and greenhouses. Maine schools have found creative ways to celebrate in the past, including decorating lunch rooms … Read More

School Garden Grown at Local Fairs

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You may have seen these awesome #SCHOOLGARDENGROWN stickers in the exhibition hall at MOFGA’s Common Ground Country Fair last year, recognizing fresh and true-to-type produce from school gardens around the state. After the awesome success of that pilot program, MSGN is teaming up with Maine Fairs across the state to bring school garden grown recognition to the next level!   … Read More