School or Community Site
Islesboro Central School
59 Alumni Drive
Islesboro, Maine 04848
Vegetable and herb Garden, Flowers and ornamentals, Orchard, Greenhouse or hoop house, Composting, Grow lab(s) or tower inside
When was your garden project started?
What type of facility hosts your garden?
fenced school garden & orchard
What programs does your garden project include?
MCST Horticulture program, ICS Outdoor Education, community gatherings
Does your garden have a paid coordinator?
Who volunteers in your garden?
students, parents, community members
How is your garden project funded?
during the school year through a teacher position as 1/2 time Horticulture/Sustainability teacher (MCST), 1/2 time Outdoor Education teacher (ICS)
What community connections do you have?
we have a supportive island community with many seasonal gardeners
Who tends the garden when school’s out?
there are school funded opportunities for up to 2 students to work in the garden and one adult per season
What are your future goals?
We are continuing our work putting new plastic and end walls on the large hoop house, we would like to build an outdoor kitchen area as we’ve been gifted a woodstove and already have a nice cider press
What is your most significant need?
I need some time off in the summer; to be able to leave the little island I live on and know that the garden & orchard (which also houses laying hens), is well cared for and the student worker has adult supervision and guidance when needed.