Roberts Farm

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Roberts Farm
SAD 17/ Western Foothills Landtrust

67 Roberts Road
Norway, ME 04268


Daniel Rennie

School Vegetable Garden, Farm to Cafeteria, Nutrition Education/Cooking with Students, Nature Education, Non-profit Organization

When was your garden project started?
Summer 2011

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, Chickens/Other Animals, Our Garden Produce Used in Cafeteria, Cooking or Taste Testing in Classroom, Nature Study, Fruit Trees

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

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

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

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

What are your future goals?
Continuing to integrate service learning and STEM learning into the programming we offer. We have plans to build a working Maple Sap house within our operating Maple Grove.

What is your most significant need?
We need funding for our Youth Employment Program that runs the entire summer. Students are paid to work as farm hands and are also mentored in helping to facilitate small groups of children that take part in our summer programming