Skillin School Learning Gardens Project
Skillin Elementary School
180 Wescott Rd.
So. Portland, ME 04106
School Flower Garden, Nature Education, School Composting, Community Garden
When was your garden project started?
What type of facility hosts your garden?
What does your garden project include?
Flowers, Composting Bin, Composting School Waste, Nature Study, Schoolyard Plantings/Greening Project
Who volunteers in your garden?
Teachers, School Staff, Parents, Grandparents/Other Family Members, Students outside of school day, Family Members
How is your garden project funded?
Budgeted School or Community Funds, Grants, Donations
What community connections do you have?
Nurseries, Other Local Businesses
Who tends the garden when school’s out?
Volunteer students/families, Other volunteers, Me!
What are your future goals?
Now that the three habitat gardens are completed, our goal is to get our teachers to utilize the gardens more in their lesson planning. We are also investigating becoming an “Eco-School” through the National Wildlife Federation.
What is your most significant need?
To have more parents commit to the project (this has been a teacher-led effort).