Common Ground Garden

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Common Ground Garden
Thomaston Grammar School

65 Watts Lane
Thomason, ME 04861

Dan Allan

School Vegetable Garden, Nature Education, School Composting

When was your garden project started?
September 2009

What type of facility hosts your garden?
Public School

What does your garden project include?
Vegetables, Composting Bin, Vermicomposting, Composting School Waste, Greenhouse, Hoop House, Cooking or Taste Testing in Classroom, Nature Study, Schoolyard Plantings/Greening Project, Fruit Trees

Who volunteers in your garden?
Teachers, School Staff, Parents, Grandparents/Other Family Members, Community Members

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

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

What are your future goals?
To teach students how to design, plant and harvest vegetables and to teach sustainability.

What is your most significant need?
Materials for a small greenhouse and dirt for raised beds. Lumber needed for raised beds

Any other comments?
There are 45 fifth grade students who started this project by clearing an abandoned "ropes course" that is located between our elementary,middle and high schools and can be used as our outdoor classroom.