School or Community Site
Mt. Ararat High School
68 Eagle’s Way
Topsham, Maine 04086
Darcy Baggett, LCSW
Vegetable and herb Garden, Flowers and ornamentals, Composting
When was your garden project started?
What type of facility hosts your garden?
Public High School
What programs does your garden project include?
After School Club, Cafeteria Connection, Community Collaboration, Internal collaboration of Special Services, Alt. Ed, Art, Health, & Science Departments, Donations to area agencies.
Does your garden have a paid coordinator?
Who volunteers in your garden?
Students – after school, students workin on independent studies, Staff, Community partners
How is your garden project funded?
Grants, Donations of materials and time
What community connections do you have?
Area landscapers, Brunswick Rotary, Merrymeeting Food Council, Healthy Communities of the Capital Area, UMaine Cooperative Extension, etc
Who tends the garden when school’s out?
The collaborative staff/student group — we each volunteer to adopt a week of garden care.
What are your future goals?
Build a tool shed, improve water access, start a greenhouse, increased collaboration!
What is your most significant need?
Fencing, soil, tool shed