Growing Gardens, Growing Minds
Mount Desert Elementary School
8 Joy Rd
Northeast Harbor, ME 04662
Anica Miller Rushing
School Vegetable Garden, Farm to Cafeteria, Nutrition Education/Cooking with Students, Nature Education, School Composting
When was your garden project started?
What type of facility hosts your garden?
What does your garden project include?
Vegetables, Flowers, Composting Bin, Our Garden Produce Used in Cafeteria, Local Farm Produce Obtained for Cafeteria, Nature Study, Schoolyard Plantings/Greening Project
Who volunteers in your garden?
Teachers, School Staff, Parents, Community Members
How is your garden project funded?
Grants, Donations, Sale of Seeds, Plants, Vegetable
What community connections do you have?
Local Farmers, Other Local Businesses, 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?
Increased raised beds, building a greenhouse, and increased curricula integration.
What is your most significant need?
Capital campaign funding