Garden Job Opportunities 2017

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School Garden/Food Access Job Opportunities Troy Howard Garden Intern: a part-time stipend position (with delicious garden lunches!) running for 7 weeks over the summer. Yarmouth School District Garden Coordinator: a part-time (5 hours per week), year-round, district-wide position managing the production and education in the school garden and hoophouse. Maine Hunger Initiative AmeriCorps VISTA Healthy Communities of the Capital Area … Read More

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

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

Grant Feature: NRCM 2016

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Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) is excited to offer the following grant opportunity: HOW MUCH: $500 WHO: Middle School (6th, 7th, and 8th grade) teachers and clubs in Maine WHAT: Projects that educate students about the value of Maine’s environment and engage them in the effort of protecting it WHEN (DEADLINE): December 1st, 2016; Decisions and awards are made … 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

Educational Exhibits at your Open House

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Here are some ideas for educational exhibits at your Open House offering. Tell ’em your story! Have a poster, display table, skit, etc. with photos and info on how your project was created. Have a ‘thank you’ poster/display about the businesses, farmers, and volunteers who have supported your project.  Your students could create thank you cards/drawings/artwork for them as well. … Read More

Publicizing Your Open House Offering

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Once you’ve registered your offering, we will promote the event in every which way we can, BUT you can help us get the word out. Here are just a few ideas for how to do that… Use this INVITATION to share your event. Plug in your information on the second page and print, cut, distribute! Send a notice home with … Read More

School Garden Open House

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Educators: Celebrate Your Garden with a  SCHOOL GARDEN OPEN HOUSE Kick off the school year with an Open House to showcase your garden programs and students’ hard work. These events are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, so look out for offerings in your area, and don’t forget to spread the word! WHY HOST AN OPEN HOUSE?? Display your garden … Read More

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