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.     … 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

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

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

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!   Source: USDA Blog 2014 – ‘Dig In to Local School Meals;’ Maine Celebrates Farm to School with Local Harvest Week Menu Competition Maine’s annual harvest lunch week promotes fresh, local food in school cafeterias and teaches our children and youth where … 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