School or Community Site
Bowdoinham Community School
23 Cemetery Road
Bowdoinham, Maine 04008
Vegetable and herb Garden, Flowers and ornamentals, Orchard, Greenhouse or hoop house, Composting
When was your garden project started?
What type of facility hosts your garden?
Public elementary school, in partnership with Bowdoinham Food Pantry
What programs does your garden project include?
Classroom lessons in garden, Harvest Supper, cooking classes @ Food Pantry, before school club, table at Bowdoinham Farmers Market
Does your garden have a paid coordinator?
Who volunteers in your garden?
Parents, community members, faculty and staff
How is your garden project funded?
Currently all through fundraising, but pursuing grant opportunities
What community connections do you have?
Bowdoinham Food Pantry, Bowdoinham Parent Partnership, Merrymeeting Food Council, Bowdoinham Farmers Market, many local farms
Who tends the garden when school’s out?
No one currently … will be establishing a coordinator position to oversee volunteer and student help during the summer
What are your future goals?
Revitalize our gardens, ensure educational opportunities with the garden for all students, create more green/natural play spaces on playground, have a sustainable composting system.
What is your most significant need?
Funding for a coordinator position.