Scarborough High School Courtyard Garden

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Scarborough High School Courtyard Garden

7 Municipal Drive
Scarborough, ME 04074


Terri Eddy and Cathy Stieg

School Vegetable Garden, School Flower Garden, Nutrition Education/Cooking with Students, Nature Education, School Composting

When was your garden project started?

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

What does your garden project include?
Vegetables, Flowers, Composting Bin, Composting School Waste, Cooking or Taste Testing in Classroom, Nature Study

Who volunteers in your garden?
Teachers, School Staff

How is your garden project funded?

What community connections do you have?
Other Local Businesses

Who tends the garden when school's out?
Summer school students

What are your future goals?
Current collaborators and users of the The High School Courtyard Ecology Garden include: Lifeskills students and staff as primary users; ECOS student environmental club as supporters and donors; adult education permaculture workshop students; school administrators and custodians as supporters; and school contractor, Garbage to Gardens, as contributors within the school’s new lunchroom composting program. Guest visitors, educators and consultants have included Permaculture Designer and Resilience Hub/Portland Permaculture Meetup Director, Lisa Fernandes and Kitchen Gardener International’s Roger Doiron. Future goals include: continuing to proudly maintain the courtyard organically with no artificial inputs; incorporating permaculture principles and practices; continuing to support learning opportunities in environmental education, horticultural science and ecology; inspiring additional curriculum connections to the arts, literature, business, health, etc.; growing food for use in the school cafeteria or local food pantries; and potentially moving from the current less-visible and public inner courtyard space, to the old water tower property adjacent to the school.