Skillin School Learning Gardens Project

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Skillin School Learning Gardens Project
Skillin Elementary School

180 Wescott Rd.
So. Portland, ME 04106


Anne Cyr

School Flower Garden, Nature Education, School Composting, Community Garden

When was your garden project started?

What type of facility hosts your garden?
Public School

What does your garden project include?
Flowers, Composting Bin, Composting School Waste, Nature Study, Schoolyard Plantings/Greening Project

Who volunteers in your garden?
Teachers, School Staff, Parents, Grandparents/Other Family Members, Students outside of school day, Family Members

How is your garden project funded?
Budgeted School or Community Funds, Grants, Donations

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

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

What are your future goals?
Now that the three habitat gardens are completed, our goal is to get our teachers to utilize the gardens more in their lesson planning. We are also investigating becoming an "Eco-School" through the National Wildlife Federation.

What is your most significant need?
To have more parents commit to the project (this has been a teacher-led effort).