School or Community Site
BCOPE – Belfast Community Outreach Program for Education
19 Merriam Drive
Belfast, Maine 04915
Vegetable and herb Garden, Flowers and ornamentals, Greenhouse or hoop house, Composting
When was your garden project started?
Approximately 2010 but it was reinvigorated in 2018.
What type of facility hosts your garden?
A public school
What programs does your garden project include?
The garden is woven into our curriculum.
Does your garden have a paid coordinator?
Who volunteers in your garden?
How is your garden project funded?
Grants, fundraising and donations. Seedling, vegetable and flower sales.
What community connections do you have?
Belfast Garden Club, RSU 71 Garden Collaborative, THMS Garden Project, RSU 71 Food Service
Who tends the garden when school’s out?
What are your future goals?
To make sure that the garden can remain sustainable for the long term.
What is your most significant need?
Funds to implement summer programming and support summer staffing.