School or Community Site
Rangeley Lakes Regional School RSU 78
43 Mendolia Rd
Rangeley, Maine 04970
Vegetable and herb Garden, Flowers and ornamentals
When was your garden project started?
What type of facility hosts your garden?
What programs does your garden project include?
currently involves classrooms grades preK – 5 planting a theme garden, and following up with harvest in the fall, budding garden club led by high school students
Does your garden have a paid coordinator?
Who volunteers in your garden?
garden coordinator, parents, community members
How is your garden project funded?
donations, grants from MAITC, fundraiser
What community connections do you have?
local farmer volunteers,
Who tends the garden when school’s out?
What are your future goals?
To have more time in the schedule to focus on the garden with students-perhaps even making it a ‘special’ in the warmer months. To coordinate with the cafeteria to grow foods that they could serve or at least offer as a taste test. To figure out a sustainable way to compost the school’s food waste.
What is your most significant need?
Time to coordinate with others in the school in order to connect the garden with their curriculum and to follow through with harvest/cooking.