Common Ground Garden
Thomaston Grammar School
65 Watts Lane
Thomaston, ME 04861
School Vegetable Garden, Nature Education, School Composting
When was your garden project started?
What type of facility hosts your garden?
What does your garden project include?
Vegetables, Composting Bin, Vermicomposting, Composting School Waste, Greenhouse, Hoop House, Cooking or Taste Testing in Classroom, Nature Study, Schoolyard Plantings/Greening Project, Fruit Trees
Who volunteers in your garden?
Teachers, School Staff, Parents, Grandparents/Other Family Members, Community Members
What community connections do you have?
Local Farmers, Nurseries, Other Local Businesses, Local College
Who tends the garden when school’s out?
What are your future goals?
To teach students how to design, plant and harvest vegetables and to teach sustainability.
What is your most significant need?
Materials for a small greenhouse and dirt for raised beds. Lumber needed for raised beds
Any other comments?
There are 45 fifth grade students who started this project by clearing an abandoned “ropes course” that is located between our elementary,middle and high schools and can be used as our outdoor classroom.