The L.O.C.A.L. Garden
Regional School Unit #1

Corner of Lemont and High Streets
Bath, ME 04530

Emily Dittmann

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

When was your garden project started?
February 2009

What type of facility hosts your garden?
Community Garden Site

What does your garden project include?
Vegetables, Flowers, Composting Bin, Vermicomposting, Hoop House, Our Garden Produce Used in Cafeteria, Cooking or Taste Testing in Classroom

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

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

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

Who tends the garden when school’s out?
Volunteer students/families, Other volunteers, Summer campers using the garden, Summer school students, Paid staff, Me!

What are your future goals?
We aim to be a self-sustaining outdoor classroom for the RSU #1 district. Our goal is to involve students in growing their own food in order to learn environmental stewardship and healthy habits.

What is your most significant need?
We need volunteers in the summer. We also need to revamp our compost system.

Any other comments?
L.O.C.A.L. stands for Leading Our Community in Agricultural Learning.