EEMS School Garden

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EEMS School Garden
Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School

20 Forrest Ave
Ellsworth, ME 04605


Julianne Kearney
(207) 667-6241

School Vegetable Garden, School Flower Garden, Nutrition Education/Cooking with Students, Nature Education, School Composting, Community Garden, Non-profit Organization

When was your garden project started?
April 2010

What type of facility hosts your garden?
Public School

What does your garden project include?
Vegetables, Flowers, Composting Bin, Vermicomposting, Composting School Waste, Our Garden Produce Used in Cafeteria, Nature Study, Schoolyard Plantings/Greening Project, Fruit Trees

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

How is your garden project funded?
Donations, Sale of Seeds, Plants, Vegetable

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

Who tends the garden when school's out?
Volunteer students/families, Other volunteers, Summer campers using the garden, Me!

What are your future goals?
Our goals are:
*To create opportunities for students to discover healthier food choices

*Nurture community spirit, common purpose, and cultural appreciate by building bridges among students, school staff, families, local business and other organizations

*Encourage environmental stewardship

*Proactively teach the benefits of a healthy life style

*Provide a platform with which we can launch nature back into the classroom

What is your most significant need?
Are most significant need is funding.