School or Community Site
64 Roberts Road
Norway, Maine 04268
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?
A unique collaboration between the land trust, school district, and community health organization
What programs does your garden project include?
School-year Programs, Summer Programs, After School Club, Cafeteria Connections
Does your garden have a paid coordinator?
Who volunteers in your garden?
School-year Programs, Summer Programs, After School Club, Volunteers
How is your garden project funded?
Roberts Farm is funded through MSAD 17 and Healthy Oxford Hills, with financial support from the New Balance Foundation
What community connections do you have?
Farm to School Team, School-year Programs, Summer Programs, After School Club, Volunteers
Who tends the garden when school’s out?
Teachers and summer interns (although we do run garden-based summer programs for students)
What are your future goals?
Continued community partnership and expanded programming. Stronger partnerships with the district’s food service program.
What is your most significant need?
Currently we are concerned with a recently discovered infestation of Asian Jumping Worms. We are not sure how to manage this and are worried about the health of our gardens in the future!