School or Community Site
Dirigo High School
145 Weld Street
Dixfield, Maine 04276
Vegetable and herb Garden, Flowers and ornamentals, Vertical growing on arched trellises.
When was your garden project started?
What type of facility hosts your garden?
What programs does your garden project include?
Life Skills and Science classes
Does your garden have a paid coordinator?
Who volunteers in your garden?
Our students when in session work in our gardens. During the summer one of our science teachers and I tend the gardens.
How is your garden project funded?
Donations and mini grants through DonorsChoose
What community connections do you have?
This is a new garden set up this year so I have been working within our special education and science departments.
Who tends the garden when school’s out?
Myself and a science teacher are tending the garden during the summer.
What are your future goals?
My hope is to expand the number of raised beds as well as adding a greenhouse in the future.
What is your most significant need?
Funding for a paid position or two for the care during the summer as well as a finding funding for a greenhouse and growing materials.