Growing Gardens, Growing Minds

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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?
Public School

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