School or Community Site
Marcia Buker School
28 High Street
Richmond, Maine 04357
Vegetable and herb Garden, Flowers and ornamentals
When was your garden project started?
What type of facility hosts your garden?
What programs does your garden project include?
Garden Keepers- steward program for elementary students, Plant a Seed Days, RespectFun Day, Ecology Club, Earth Day Clean Up, Monthly Super Snack-veggie and fruit taste testing, Recycling, Reuse program
Does your garden have a paid coordinator?
Who volunteers in your garden?
School community, students, parents, grandparents, staff
How is your garden project funded?
grants, fundraisers, donations, PTG
What community connections do you have?
Maine Master Gardeners, Androscoggin Soil and Water, Friends of Cobbossee Watershed, Ag in the Classroom
Who tends the garden when school’s out?
Fire Department, parents, students, staff
What are your future goals?
To continue to grow our program for outdoor learning by adding new offerings each year, and to have the coordinator’s job receive a stipend
What is your most significant need?
To remove lead from our outdoor spigot!