School or Community Site
Alfond Youth & Community Center
126 North St
Waterville, Maine 04901
Vegetable and herb Garden, Flowers and ornamentals, Greenhouse or hoop house
When was your garden project started?
What type of facility hosts your garden?
Boys & Girls Club and YMCA
What programs does your garden project include?
Afterschool Program, Summer Enrichment Program, Vacation Camps, Community Garden, volunteers, Greenhouse to Your House meal boxes, Beekeeping Program
Does your garden have a paid coordinator?
Who volunteers in your garden?
Youth participants in organization’s Afterschool Program and other youth programs, community members, local college students
How is your garden project funded?
Afterschool Program, Green House to Your House project, various grants
What community connections do you have?
SNAP-Ed, Colby College, Waterville Highschool
Who tends the garden when school’s out?
The full time coordinator and the youth in the Summer Enrichment Program
What are your future goals?
To integrate and expand the Beekeeping Program into curriculum, to host Waterville Highschool student volunteers regularly, and to expand the volunteer and internship programs with Colby College students
What is your most significant need?