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 juice 5 Tbsp. canola oil ¼ cup cold water 1 Tbsp. white distilled vinegar 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed 1 … 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

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 … Read More

Keep Growing Capital Area Technical Center Garden

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Keep GrowingCapital Area Technical Center 40 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 Organization What type of facility hosts your garden? Public School What does your garden project include? Vegetables, Flowers, Composting Bin, Composting School Waste, Greenhouse, Schoolyard Plantings/Greening Project, Fruit Trees Who volunteers in your … Read More

Farrington Wildcat Garden

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Farrington Wildcat GardenFarrington Elementary School 249 Eastern AveAugusta, ME 04330   Renee Henryrhenry@augustaschools.org207-441-4793 Category School Vegetable Garden, School Flower Garden, Farm to Cafeteria, School Composting, Non-profit Organization When was your garden project started? may 2010 What type of facility hosts your garden? Public School What does your garden project include? Vegetables, Flowers, Composting Bin, Vermicomposting, Hoop House, Our Garden Produce Used in … Read More

Eddie’s Farm Stand

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Edward Little High School 77 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 Stand Who volunteers in your garden? Teachers, School Staff, Students outside … Read More

Sherwood Elementary School Vegetable Garden

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Sherwood Elementary School 32 Sherwood Dr. Auburn, ME 04210   Bill Murray wmurray@auburnschl.edu (207) 783-8526   Category School Vegetable Garden, School Composting When 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 … Read More

Walton Elementary School Garden

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Walton Elementary School 92 Mary Carroll St Auburn, ME 04210   Diana Carson diana@campustours.com 207-784-4028     Category School 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, … Read More

January 2016 Newsletter

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Upcoming Events Maine Agricultural Trades Show: Jan. 12-14 MSGN board meeting: Jan. 19 Read ME Agricultureregistration deadline: Feb. 1 Grants 2016 MAITC Education Grantapplications are now available. Deadline June 9. America in Bloom – links to several opportunities The Flannel Shirt Fund Plum $500 Youth Grants Digital Wish Grants RetreeUS Fruit Tree 101 Let’s Move! Salad Bars to Schools School and … Read More

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