Curried Carrot Soup

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from the Manchester Learning Gardens (serves 10, double for one class)   2 Tbls. extra virgin olive oil 4 Tbls. butter 1 large onion, chopped 3 to 4 pounds carrots, roughly chopped Up to 6 cups chicken stock 1 Tbls. curry powder, or more to taste Dash or 2 of ground cayenne powder ½ tsp. coarse salt, or to taste … Read More

Seed to School Lesson Plans

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Seed to School was born out of a collaboration with the Albert S. Hall School in Waterville, where 5th grade teacher Mary Dunn, and our coordinator, Myra Manning, created a series of lesson plans on vegetable varieties and seed saving. The idea is to provide educators with creative resources in order for them to integrate seeds and seed saving into classroom … Read More

Seed Decorations Activity

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How about adding some cheer to your garden-related activities with some seed ornaments and decorations!?   If you’ve got old seeds, now is the perfect time to use them up for arts and crafts, or even a germination test activity (click here for Seed to School’s germination lesson plan). You can get seeds donated from your friendly neighborhood seed companies … Read More

Garden Club Planning Template

Guyla and Linda of Saccarappa School used this template to create a plan for their garden club – goals, skills, activities, and more.  Read about their school’s plan, and create your own with the same template.    Click here for the Garden Club Plan Template! STARTING A GARDEN CLUB Your Names: Guyla Woodbrey and Linda Bois Class Grade Level(s): Kindergarten – Grade 4 Class … Read More

Building A Seed-Savvy Citizenry

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If you missed the presentation by our Coordinator, Myra Manning, at the Maine Farm to School Conference this year, you can still access the resources she provided here! Based on the seed-savvy survey, participants gained an understanding of flower anatomy and reproduction, how seeds are developed, and what it means to live in a world of hybrids, GMOs, heirlooms, and … Read More

2016 Maine Farm to School Conference Presentation

The School Garden Coaches from the Messalonskee Middle and High School and Ridge View Community School pilot sites did a fantastic job presenting at the Maine Farm to School Conference on October 14th. If you’d like to learn more about their programs and how to start “School Gardens From Scratch”, check out their presentation below! (if you cannot see anything … Read More

USDA Farm to School Grant

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The USDA Farm to School Grant application is now open. These are district-wide, national grants that require a great deal of coordination with the formation of a committee and administrative support. To learn more about this opportunity, visit http://www.fns.usda.gov/farmtoschool/farm-school-grant-program.    The Maine School Garden Network (and Maine Farm to School Network) is happy to support school districts seeking this award by … Read More

Safer Brand Grants

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Safer Brand, a company that sells organic gardening products, just announced they will be starting an annual school garden grant to help kids build healthy habits through gardening! WHAT: $500 Grant WHO: for schools who wish to start a new school garden WHEN: Send submissions between September 1st and December 1st, notifications no later than February 1st HOW:  You can apply … Read More

Farmraiser Fundraising

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“Ditch the junk food fundraising habit” Farmraiser is a great way to raise funds while distributing healthy local food and produce to the community and learning about the importance of healthy eating and supporting the local economy. They help you partner with local farms and food hubs to sell local products. Visit www.farmraiser.com to learn more!

Grant Feature: NRCM 2016

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Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) is excited to offer the following grant opportunity: HOW MUCH: $500 WHO: Middle School (6th, 7th, and 8th grade) teachers and clubs in Maine WHAT: Projects that educate students about the value of Maine’s environment and engage them in the effort of protecting it WHEN (DEADLINE): December 1st, 2016; Decisions and awards are made … Read More

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