Starter Gardens at Leavitt
School or Community Site
Leavitt Area High School
21 Matthews Way
Turner, Maine 04282
Vegetable and herb Garden, Flowers and ornamentals, Aqua/Hydro-ponics, Composting, Grow lab(s) or tower inside
When was your garden project started?
What type of facility hosts your garden?
Public High School
What programs does your garden project include?
Does your garden have a paid coordinator?
Who volunteers in your garden?
Sherri Pelletier, Leah Hayford and numerous students who are working to bring plants/ planting into the school, and to provide self sustenance
How is your garden project funded?
A grant from the Leavitt Trustees
What community connections do you have?
Local Nurseries and one hardware store
Who tends the garden when school’s out?
Students bring home their 10-12 piece gardens.
What are your future goals?
We would like to do a garden outside in the future that can be cared for by the summer program
What is your most significant need?
Time under my belt and more experience. I’ve always had students plant ahead for Mothers Day plants to go home. Last year I purchased a Hydroponics Table and we tried that- but due to my room location- we needed grow lights and seedling mats. With the grant I got, we were able to purchase these and are ready to have more success this year. I think I just need experience- and a place to find good resources for teaching agriculture. Thanks