Gorham Middle School Garden

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Gorham Middle School Garden

106 Weeks Road
Gorham, ME 04038

 

Heather Whitaker
heatherr@gorhamschools.org
222-1338

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

When was your garden project started?
2004

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, Fruit Trees

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, Donations, Sale of Seeds, Plants, Vegetable

What community connections do you have?
Local Farmers, Nurseries, Other Local Businesses, Food Pantries, Elder Groups

Who tends the garden when school's out?
Volunteer students/families, Me!

What are your future goals?
While the main goal of our project is to donate food to the local food pantry, we would like to expand the garden so we can use our produce in the cafeteria. We also hope to have chickens one day! Any school gardens out there that can provide information about how they made this happen?

What is your most significant need?
Our most significant need is finding the financial support to fund the garden so we don't have to rely on writing grants every growing season.

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