Central Elementary School

197 Main Street
South Berwick

Kate Smith

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

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, Local Farm Produce Obtained for Cafeteria, Cooking or Taste Testing in Classroom, Nature Study, Schoolyard Plantings/Greening Project, Fruit Trees

Who volunteers in your garden?
Teachers, School Staff, Parents, Grandparents/Other Family Members, Students outside of school day, 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, Other Local Businesses, Food Pantries, Scout Groups

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

What are your future goals?
To expand the gardens, continue to build strong relations with local farmers and to strengthen curriculum connections.
What is your most significant need?

Experts! We are always looking for people to come volunteer in our classrooms and teach us about the world around us.
Any other comments?

We are incredibly proud of our entire outdoor classroom which includes a log walk, stone infinity path, birch paths, water garden, wooded area, wildflower field, nature paths, fruit garden, hoop house and outdoor amphitheater. We are also proud of Kathy Gunst, our volunteer chef through the Chefs Move to Schools program and Terrence Parker, our volunteer landscape architect.