Troy Howard Middle School Garden Project

   “Watching a tiny grain turn into a 12′ sunflower is something you can’t experience on a computer.” – The Troy Howard Middle School Garden Project The School Garden of the Month feature has a few intentions: to highlight the work of school garden educators in Maine, to show the incredible possibilities that exist in school garden programs, and to … Read More

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

Seed Decorations Activity

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How about adding some cheer to your garden-related activities with some seed ornaments and decorations!?   If you’ve got old seeds, now is the perfect time to use them up for arts and crafts, or even a germination test activity (click here for Seed to School’s germination lesson plan). You can get seeds donated from your friendly neighborhood seed companies … Read More

Albert S. Hall School Garden

All those who attended last year’s Maine School Garden Day know how special the Albert S. Hall School in Waterville is.   The garden itself is a modest size, with six raised beds right on the blacktop next to their playground. There are some round beds for herbs and small vegetable plants, with easy access for small hungry hands. It … Read More

November School Garden of the Month: Saccarappa School Garden

Our garden does not just belong to the school. It is a community garden. Our neighbors give use financial contributions, plants, seeds, and equipment. They help weed, water, stake up plants, and pick pest from plants. When we are not in school, you never know what little things happen. The garden creates the feeling where neighbors and school are one. … Read More

Ridge View Community School Garden

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

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

Solar Ovens

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Solar Ovens in the Garden Carolyn Wason, FoodCorps service member in Liberty (Walker Elementary is August’s School Garden of the Month!)   As a one-time activity (i.e. at a summer camp): Time: 1.5 hours to make the ovens, 2(ish) hours to cook Ages: mixed kindergarten and up (pair younger students with older ones)   Introduction: Discuss with students how greenhouses … Read More

August School Garden of the Month: Walker Memorial Elementary, Liberty

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SCHOOL GARDEN OF THE MONTH 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 … Read More