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

Manchester Learning Gardens

The Manchester School in Windham, ME has been bringing gardening to its students since 1999, when a small $300 WalMart Grant got them started. As a guidance counselor, Pam Lanz, who was prompted by the then principal Kassy Clements, applied for the funds to beautify the front of the school after the inside had undergone a major renovation. It only … Read More

Growing Greens All Year – November 10th

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Join us for another School Garden Coach Workshop at Messalonskee Middle School, with professional support from Steve Rodrigue, over-wintering trials technician at Johnny’s Selected Seeds and specialized garden designer. Steve will share his expertise on how to grow greens all year for your cafeteria and school community in the classroom and outdoors! Please RSVP using the form below.     … 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

Messalonskee School Gardens

Welcome to the MSGN’s School Garden of the Month. This project is made possible by Maine Ag in the Classroom’s 2016 Grant program. We will be highlighting a unique school garden each month and making visits to connect with the fantastic garden leaders in this state, talk about the awesome work they’re doing, and share models and activities with the … Read More

GRANT OPPORTUNITY: School Garden Coach Pilot Program

CLICK HERE to apply today! The Maine School Garden Network is proud to present a new pilot program to provide TWO $2000 mini grants for paid School Garden Coaches to two schools in Maine, thanks to the generous support of the Sewall Foundation. We are excited to partner with these grant recipients to provide mentorship in this pilot program, while … Read More