Morse School Garden

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Morse School Garden
Morse Memorial School

27 School St
Brooks, ME 04921


Carolyn Wason

School Vegetable Garden, Farm to Cafeteria, Nutrition Education/Cooking with Students, Nature Education, School Composting

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

What does your garden project include?
Vegetables, Composting Bin, Composting School Waste, Hoop House, Our Garden Produce Used in Cafeteria, Local Farm Produce Obtained for Cafeteria, Cooking or Taste Testing in Classroom, Nature Study, Fruit Trees

Who volunteers in your garden?
School Staff, Family Members, Community Members

How is your garden project funded?
Grants, Donations

What community connections do you have?
Local Farmers, Other Local Businesses

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

What are your future goals?
We are working on revitalizing and expanding our growing space, to be used as a learning tool and part of the curriculum, as well as getting more produce in the cafeteria. We are hoping to build a team of community members who can keep the garden running over the summer, as well as expand the composting system to include cafeteria food waste.

What is your most significant need?
We are in need of myriad donations including: child-friendly garden supplies (gloves, watering cans, buckets, trowels, hand rakes, etc), materials for a drip-irrigation system, dirt and compost, seeds, seeding trays, and cooking supplies (bowls, mortar and pestel, child-safe knives, cutting boards). We also are always in need of volunteers--all year!