Rose M. Gaffney Elementary School Garden
Rose M. Gaffney Elementary School
15 Rose Gaffney Rd.
Machias, ME 04654
School Vegetable Garden, Farm to Cafeteria, Nutrition Education/Cooking with Students
What type of facility hosts your garden?
What does your garden project include?
Vegetables, Composting Bin, Hoop House, Our Garden Produce Used in Cafeteria, Local Farm Produce Obtained for Cafeteria, Cooking or Taste Testing in Classroom
Who volunteers in your garden?
Parents, Community Members
How is your garden project funded?
Budgeted School or Community Funds, Grants, Donations, Sale of Seeds, Plants, Vegetable
What community connections do you have?
Local Farmers, Nurseries, Other Local Businesses, Food Pantries
Who tends the garden when school’s out?
Volunteer students/families, Summer campers using the garden, Me!
What are your future goals?
We are hoping to make our garden program a sustainable system that can be maintained throughout the year to provide fresh food to the school cafeteria
What is your most significant need?
Coordination and organization. We are currently working with a FoodCorps service member to help us create a system that we can then sustain.