School or Community Site
Oceanside Middle School
47 Valley Street
Thomaston, Maine 04861
Vegetable and herb Garden, Flowers and ornamentals, Greenhouse or hoop house, Composting
When was your garden project started?
What type of facility hosts your garden?
School Soccer Field
What programs does your garden project include?
Currently, I tie the garden into my ELA class as much as I can. I also cook with students from harvested produce.
Does your garden have a paid coordinator?
Who volunteers in your garden?
Master Gardener – Tiare Messing
How is your garden project funded?
Fund Raisers, bottle collection, donations from Free Farmers Market
Who tends the garden when school’s out?
Me. Student Volunteers. Mrs. Messing.
What are your future goals?
I would like to include fruit trees (apple/peach), and high bush blueberries. Get more teachers involved to imbed the garden in their curriculum.
What is your most significant need?
speakers, donations (seeds, trees, soil, etc).