School or Community Site
Captain Albert Stevens Elementary School
31 Elementary Ave
Belfast, Maine 04915
Vegetable and herb Garden, Flowers and ornamentals, Orchard, Greenhouse or hoop house, Composting
When was your garden project started?
At least a decade ago, but has expanded over time
What type of facility hosts your garden?
What programs does your garden project include?
Garden club, classroom connection, cafeteria connection, outdoor classroom, literacy garden, hoop house, composting, community connections
Does your garden have a paid coordinator?
Who volunteers in your garden?
Students, families, local community members
How is your garden project funded?
Right now the teaching position is working through Foodcorps, but in the future will hopefully be budget funded. Lots of grants and Foodcorps funds have helped build up and fund the physical garden space.
What community connections do you have?
Belfast garden club, Waldo County Tech Center, Troy Howard Middle School, Belfast Co-op, Hannaford, Waldo County Bounty, Bahner Farm, Villageside farm
Who tends the garden when school’s out?
Foodcorps service member and volunteers
What are your future goals?
To have a full time, district funded Garden Coordinator position, to figure out a better system for watering, installing more permiculture into the garden and making more community connections for summer support
What is your most significant need?
Funding for a full time position.