School or Community Site
31 Academy Street
South Berwick, Maine 03908
Sarah Jeanne Shimer
Vegetable and herb Garden
When was your garden project started?
What type of facility hosts your garden?
PK-12 Independent School
What programs does your garden project include?
PK-12 curriculum opportunities in multiple courses, Upper School Garden Club, donations to local food pantries
Does your garden have a paid coordinator?
Who volunteers in your garden?
students and faculty – all overseen by the Sustainability Coordinator
How is your garden project funded?
What community connections do you have?
food donations to local food pantries, specifically Footprints Food Pantry
Who tends the garden when school’s out?
Sustainability Coordinator – contracted to oversee the garden in the summer
What are your future goals?
Increase our collaborations with classroom teachers across disciplines and grade-levels and grow the number of students involved in the garden throughout the year
What is your most significant need?
We are still working on incorporating this into all aspects of our school community, and we continue to think about how to make the most of the garden over the summer when students aren’t in school.