KHS Garden and Greenhouse Project

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KHS Garden and Greenhouse Project
Kennebunk High School

89 Fletcher Street
Kennebunk, ME 04043


Melissa Luetje

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

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, Hoop House, Our Garden Produce Used in Cafeteria, Schoolyard Plantings/Greening Project

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

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

What community connections do you have?
Food Pantries

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

What are your future goals?
To provide students with a foundation and platform for agricultural awareness, sustainability and the importance of growing your own food by planting a 40 x 40 plot on school grounds as a teaching garden. Build a teaching greenhouse and start an apiculture program. Plant another acre of donated land as harvestable produce with the intention of donating 1/3 to local food shelters, 1/3 to school food services and sell 1/3 to the community.

What is your most significant need?
Summer help
Community awareness