Penobscot Community School Learning Garden

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Learning Garden
Penobscot Community School

66 North Penobscot Rd
Penobscot, ME 04476


Helen Graikoski

School Vegetable Garden, School Flower 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, Vermicomposting, Composting School Waste, Hoop House, Our Garden Produce Used in Cafeteria, Local Farm Produce Obtained for Cafeteria

Who volunteers in your garden?
Teachers, School Staff, Parents, Grandparents/Other Family Members, Family Members, Community Members

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

What community connections do you have?
Local Farmers, Health Food Store

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

What are your future goals?
To have more students involved with the planting, caring for,harvesting, preparing and eating of food from the garden.

What is your most significant need?
More volunteers to help make it easier to work with groups of students. More time during the school day to work with students.

Any other comments?
Hopefully, this site will be a good place for schools to share what's working and what's not at their school.