School or Community Site
Madison High School
486 Main St.
Madison, Maine 04950
Joshua J Bishop
Vegetable and herb Garden, Flowers and ornamentals, Greenhouse or hoop house
When was your garden project started?
What type of facility hosts your garden?
We have a greenhouse in our biology room as well as an outdoor garden area. We have 3 sections of our outdoor garden
What programs does your garden project include?
Sustainable Agriculture Class, Group ELO(Extended Learning Opportunities)
Does your garden have a paid coordinator?
Who volunteers in your garden?
Sustainable Agriculture class, Paid Student Workers
How is your garden project funded?
Through the DOE/JMG ELO Project Funding
What community connections do you have?
Kennebec Valley Farms partners with us
Who tends the garden when school’s out?
Paid Student work under ELO coordinator
What are your future goals?
Expand the garden to have blueberry bushes. This would allow us to continue to provide nutrious food to a community with high food insecurity levels. We also are starting a small business making what we call Bulldog Salsa and Bulldog Pickles. This will help teach students the business and planning around a product.
What is your most significant need?
Fencing to keep out animals. We have some, but it is not very sturdy.