School or Community Site
W G Mallett School
116 Middle Street
Farmington, Maine 04938
Vegetable and herb Garden, Flowers and ornamentals, Orchard,
When was your garden project started?
What type of facility hosts your garden?
What programs does your garden project include?
Outside Lessons with individual classes to include seed starting, tranplanting, garden maintenance, harvesting, taste tests and cooking
Does your garden have a paid coordinator?
Who volunteers in your garden?
Families and staff
How is your garden project funded?
Donations and Fundraising
What community connections do you have?
The coordinator is employed by the local food council who is passionate about supporting school garden programs
Who tends the garden when school’s out?
Volunteers and Garden Coordinator
What are your future goals?
Sustainability! To empower teachers feel comfortable enough in the space to conduct lessons on their own, using the garden as an alternative platform for hands on learning.
What is your most significant need?
Professional development on how to tie curriculum to the gardens to encourage staff to bring students to the space on a regular basis!