East End School Garden

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East End School Garden
East End Community School

195 North Street
Portland, ME 04101

 

Laura Mailander
laura.mailander@foodcorps.org

Category
School Vegetable Garden, School Flower Garden, Nutrition Education/Cooking with Students, Nature Education, School Composting, Non-profit Organization

When was your garden project started?
2008

What type of facility hosts your garden?
Public School

What does your garden project include?
Vegetables, Flowers, Composting Bin, Cooking or Taste Testing in Classroom, Schoolyard Plantings/Greening Project

Who volunteers in your garden?
Teachers, School Staff, Parents, Grandparents/Other Family Members, Students outside of school day, College Students, Family Members, Community Members

How is your garden project funded?
Grants

What community connections do you have?
Local College

Who tends the garden when school's out?
Volunteer students/families, Other volunteers, Summer school students

What are your future goals?
Our goals include reconstructing and moving our compost bins and creating a gate into the garden.

What is your most significant need?
A greenhouse by the garden would extend the number of days each school year students could work in the garden.

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