RSU #22 Apple Orchard and School Garden

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Maine RSU #22 Apple Orchard and School Garden
RSU #22

28a Main Road South
Hampden, ME 04444


Brittany Layman

School Vegetable Garden, Farm to Cafeteria, School Composting, Non-profit Organization

When was your garden project started?

What type of facility hosts your garden?
Public School, Middle School

What does your garden project include?
Vegetables, Composting Bin, Greenhouse, Our Garden Produce Used in Cafeteria, Fruit Trees

Who volunteers in your garden?
Teachers, Parents, Students outside of school day

How is your garden project funded?
Grants, Donations

What community connections do you have?
Local Farmers, Scout Groups

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

What are your future goals?
* Expand to other schools in the district * Integrate the garden into curriculum * Supply the cafeteria with over 50% of the produce * Supply healthy snacks for all of the classrooms

What is your most significant need?
* Funding * Supplies: tools, compost, seeds, etc * Land Assessment: Are we taking advantage of our space and what can we do to improve?