Blue Point School Garden

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Blue Point School Garden

174 Pine Point Rd.
Scarborough, ME 04074


Heather Ebenhoeh

School Vegetable Garden, Nutrition Education/Cooking with Students, Nature Education, School Composting

When was your garden project started?
spring 2007

What type of facility hosts your garden?
Public School

What does your garden project include?
Vegetables, Flowers, Vermicomposting, Our Garden Produce Used in Cafeteria, Local Farm Produce Obtained for Cafeteria, Cooking or Taste Testing in Classroom, Nature Study, Schoolyard Plantings/Greening Project

Who volunteers in your garden?
Teachers, Parents

How is your garden project funded?
Grants, Donations

What community connections do you have?
Local Farmers, Other Local Businesses

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

What are your future goals?
We'd like to produce more food for k-2 student consumption to promote nutrition, science education, and community building goals. We also want to utilize and enhance the existing school ground to promote the forest/marsh habitat, nature education and outdoor activity. The garden coordinators at each of our schools are meeting regularly to build connections, share resources and identify curriculum connections and activities.

What is your most significant need?
Long term parent/teacher/community support as our population changes every 3 years in k-2 schools. I'd like to empower more staff to use and care for the garden and take ownership in it. Identifying sources of funding to get kids to farms for field trips when transportation budgets are frozen.

Any other comments?
It's so great to have so many people involved across the state!