Hope Elementary School

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Hope Elementary School Garden
Hope Elementary School

34 Highfield Rd
Hope, ME 04847


Kim Gallagher

School Vegetable Garden, School Flower Garden, Farm to Cafeteria, School Composting

When was your garden project started?
Winter 2014

What type of facility hosts your garden?
Public School, Elementary School, Middle School

What does your garden project include?
Vegetables, Flowers, Composting Bin, Composting School Waste, Greenhouse, Our Garden Produce Used in Cafeteria, Fruit Trees

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

How is your garden project funded?
Budgeted School or Community Funds, Donations, Sale of Seeds, Plants, Vegetable

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

What are your future goals?
We would like to expand our raised beds to increase our harvest during the times school is in session. We would like to improve our compost bins both inside and outside the school and provide more education on the process for teachers and students. We would like to grow our garden club to include more students, family members and teachers.

What is your most significant need?
Energetic and enthusiastic individuals to help generate excitement about gardening among our youth and help with the labor needed to expand our garden.