WES Community Garden

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WES Community Garden
Wells Elementary School

276 Sanford Road
Wells, ME 04090


Charlene Kohn / Henry Ingwersen
ckohn@wocsd.org / hingwersen
207-646-5953 x 4127 /x4208

School Vegetable Garden, School Flower Garden, Farm to Cafeteria, Nature Education, School Composting, Community Garden

When was your garden project started?
perennials=5yrs; vegs=2yrs

What type of facility hosts your garden?
Public School

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

Who volunteers in your garden?
Teachers, School Staff, Parents, Grandparents/Other Family Members

How is your garden project funded?
Grants, Donations

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

What are your future goals?
expansion: using produce in cafeteria; food pantry; connect with local farmer's market; design a science curriculum around the garden / gardening.

What is your most significant need?
manpower and summer stewardship. We recognize the importance of gardening on so many levels---we want to do the best job we can but are constrained by time to organize the work.

Any other comments?
This is a great site and we are looking forward to learning from you! Thanks!