Rose M. Gaffney Elementary School Garden

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Rose M. Gaffney Elementary School Garden
Rose M. Gaffney Elementary School

15 Rose Gaffney Rd.
Machias, ME 04654


Shannon Micklus

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

What type of facility hosts your garden?
Public School

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

Who volunteers in your garden?
Parents, 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

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

What are your future goals?
We are hoping to make our garden program a sustainable system that can be maintained throughout the year to provide fresh food to the school cafeteria

What is your most significant need?
Coordination and organization. We are currently working with a FoodCorps service member to help us create a system that we can then sustain.