CISV Harvest Garden
CISV (Children’s International Summer Village)

Birch St.
Orono, ME 04473

Pat Bears

Welcome to CISV Maine

Nutrition Education/Cooking with Students, Community Garden, Non-profit Organization, Other
When was your garden project started?
March 2011
What type of facility hosts your garden?
Community Garden Site
What does your garden project include?
Vegetables, Flowers, Composting Bin, Cooking or Taste Testing in Classroom, Nature Study, Schoolyard Plantings/Greening Project
Who volunteers in your garden?
Teachers, Parents, Grandparents/Other Family Members, Students outside of school day, College Students, Family Members, Community Members
How is your garden project funded?
What community connections do you have?
Local Farmers, Nurseries, Health Food Store, Other Local Businesses, Food Pantries, Elder Groups, Scout Groups, Local College
Who tends the garden when school’s out?
Volunteer students/families, Other volunteers, Me!
What are your future goals?
Continue growing food to be used throughout the winter months to serve the area homeless shelter and soup kitchens. Crops are chosen for what works best in a hearty soup, healthy bread and tasty vegetable-based dessert
What is your most significant need?
Any other comments?
This is an exciting, unique program and has received a great deal of support from the Orono Parks and Rec Dept. along with the UMaine Cooperative Extension Office and Master Gardener Program. We are fortunate to be able to partner with so many like-minded organizations and receive support from outstanding professionals in the field of sustainable agriculture.