Yarmouth School Garden

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Yarmouth School Garden

101 McCartney Street
Yarmouth, ME 04096

 

Becki K. Schreiber, RD, SNS
becki_schreiber@yarmouth.k12.me.us
207 846-2323
http://www.yarmouth.k12.me.us

Category
School Vegetable Garden, School Flower Garden, Farm to Cafeteria, 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, Composting School Waste, Hoop House, Our Garden Produce Used in Cafeteria, Local Farm Produce Obtained for Cafeteria, Cooking or Taste Testing in Classroom, Nature Study, Schoolyard Plantings/Greening Project, Fruit Trees

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

How is your garden project funded?
Budgeted School or Community Funds, Grants, Donations

What community connections do you have?
Local Farmers, Food Pantries, Elder Groups, Scout Groups

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

What are your future goals?
We are building a hoop house for our lettuce, to extend the growing season for the school cafeteria foods. We would like to rely more on student help. Although this large garden was developed to supply the school lunch food, we are welcoming teachers and students to the garden! We also welcome community participation and support.

What is your most significant need?
a good foundation of money and time and volunteers

Any other comments?
Thank you for initiating this great msgn resource!