Pineapple Carrot Muffins

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from the Manchester Learning Gardens Makes 12 muffins – double the recipe for one classroom 2 medium carrots, rinsed, peeled and grated (enough for ¾ cup)1 cup canned crushed pineapple with juice5 Tbsp. canola oil¼ cup cold water1 Tbsp. white distilled vinegar1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour¾ cup light brown sugar, packed1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon ground cinnamon¼ teaspoon saltA pinch of ground … 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 toursStudent work displaysProduce for saleSome simple snacks (maybe have a local business or restaurant … Read More

Why School Gardens?

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Why make the effort to have a garden project at your school?School gardens are the ultimate hands-on, interactive, kinesthetic, multisensory, holistic curriculum unit!Gardening enriches every subject area, from art to social studies, including special ed classes.Students who participate in garden projects at their school show increased academic performance.Children who learn to grow their own food make healthier choices about what … Read More

Keep Growing Capital Area Technical Center Garden

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Keep GrowingCapital Area Technical Center40 Pierce Dr. Suite 1Augusta, ME 04330  Laura BuddeLaura.Budde@foodcorps.org651-341-3983 Category School Vegetable Garden, School Flower Garden, Nutrition Education/Cooking with Students, School Composting, Non-profit OrganizationWhat type of facility hosts your garden? Public SchoolWhat does your garden project include? Vegetables, Flowers, Composting Bin, Composting School Waste, Greenhouse, Schoolyard Plantings/Greening Project, Fruit TreesWho volunteers in your garden? Teachers, School Staff, Students … Read More

Farrington Wildcat Garden

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Farrington Wildcat GardenFarrington Elementary School249 Eastern AveAugusta, ME 04330  Renee Henryrhenry@augustaschools.org207-441-4793 Category School Vegetable Garden, School Flower Garden, Farm to Cafeteria, School Composting, Non-profit OrganizationWhen was your garden project started? may 2010What type of facility hosts your garden? Public SchoolWhat does your garden project include? Vegetables, Flowers, Composting Bin, Vermicomposting, Hoop House, Our Garden Produce Used in CafeteriaWho volunteers in your garden? … Read More

Eddie’s Farm Stand

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Edward Little High School77 Harris St Auburn, ME 04210  Kim Finnerty kfinnerty@auburnschl.edu Category School Vegetable Garden When was your garden project started? February 2014 What type of facility hosts your garden? Public School What does your garden project include? Vegetables, Flowers, Vermicomposting, Composting School Waste, Greenhouse, Fruit Trees, Farm StandWho volunteers in your garden? Teachers, School Staff, Students outside of school day … Read More

Sherwood Elementary School Vegetable Garden

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Sherwood Elementary School32 Sherwood Dr.Auburn, ME 04210  Bill Murraywmurray@auburnschl.edu(207) 783-8526  CategorySchool Vegetable Garden, School CompostingWhen was your garden project started?2010 What type of facility hosts your garden?Public School What does your garden project include?Vegetables, Composting Bin, Composting School Waste, Our Garden Produce Used in Cafeteria Who volunteers in your garden?Teachers How is your garden project funded?Grants What community connections do you have?Nurseries Who tends the garden … Read More

Walton Elementary School Garden

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Walton Elementary School92 Mary Carroll StAuburn, ME 04210  Diana Carsondiana@campustours.com207-784-4028   CategorySchool Vegetable Garden, School Flower Garden, School Composting When was your garden project started?spring 2010 What type of facility hosts your garden?Public School What does your garden project include?Vegetables, Flowers, Composting Bin, Vermicomposting, Composting School Waste, Cooking or Taste Testing in Classroom, Schoolyard Plantings/Greening Project, Fruit Trees Who volunteers in your garden?Teachers, School Staff, … Read More

January 2016 Newsletter

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Upcoming EventsMaine Agricultural Trades Show: Jan. 12-14MSGN board meeting: Jan. 19Read ME Agricultureregistration deadline: Feb. 1Grants2016 MAITC Education Grantapplications are now available. Deadline June 9.America in Bloom – links to several opportunitiesThe Flannel Shirt FundPlum $500 Youth GrantsDigital Wish GrantsRetreeUSFruit Tree 101Let’s Move! Salad Bars to SchoolsSchool and Community Garden Grants 2016 in the GardenHappy New Year! We have compiled our … Read More

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