The Islesboro Central School Orchard Project

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The Orchard Project
Islesboro Central School

157 Alumni Drive
Islesboro, ME 04848


Ryan Martin
230-2410 or 734-2251

School Vegetable Garden, School Flower Garden, Nature Education, School Composting, Non-profit Organization

When was your garden project started?
fourteen years ago

What type of facility hosts your garden?
Public School

What does your garden project include?
Vegetables, Flowers, Composting Bin, Composting School Waste, Hoop House, Our Garden Produce Used in Cafeteria, Nature Study, Fruit Trees

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

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

What are your future goals?
Our school goal and our newly formed 4-H club goal is the same. To become self-sufficient (as much as possible) in food production in the next four years

What is your most significant need?
A large greenhouse and support during the summer months to maintain the garden and orchard.