School or Community Site
Caribou Community School
24 Bennett Drive
Caribou, Maine 04736
Flowers and ornamentals
When was your garden project started?
What type of facility hosts your garden?
It is an outdoor gardenin the school courtyard that houses a gazebo that seats 30 and 4 gardens surrounding the gazebo.
What programs does your garden project include?
It was made as an outdoor learning lab for all grades PK to 8 during the day and used after school by our Power Hour classes. Also local families visit the garden frequently.
Does your garden have a paid coordinator?
Who volunteers in your garden?
How is your garden project funded?
It was funded initially by COVID monies. Many of the materials in the garden were also donated by teachers and community members.
What community connections do you have?
Our after school program and local families
Who tends the garden when school’s out?
What are your future goals?
The garden will be used by each grade level to extend their curriculum. Students are presently helping complete areas being used by their grade level. When finished grade PK and K will use the logs and stones lining 2 paths to study insects, grade 1 will study birds that visit the garden birdfeeders, bird nests, and water, grade 2 will study the created biomes(desert, grassland, tundra, and ocean), grade 3 will study weather at the weather station, the older grades will study the plant varieties as well as deciduous versus evergreen plants. There is also a sun dial and map compass that goes with grade 5 shadows study. This is all in the works. We also want a teacher station in the gazebo and a book lending library kiosk. We are also developing a sensory garden area.
What is your most significant need?
Plant materials and wood materials.