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Aucocisco School Garden

The Aucocisco School and Learning Center garden at provides a unique experience that connects parents, students and teachers to the larger community's needs. The garden gives our students a chance to connect the food that they eat to the growing process and create a harvest meal each fall. We spend time during the school year teaching our students where their food comes from, the work required in creating food, and how to continue the cycle through composting, re-using and recycling. The primary beneficiary of the garden is our student population. Our students have learning differences that interfere with the way they receive, process, or express information. These learning differences can cause difficulties in many areas of a student's academic performance. A child with learning disabilities may also develop secondary emotional symptoms including frustration, anxiety and low self-esteem, though the disability itself is not emotionally based. For many of our students, the garden is a place where they feel successful and are able to contribute to the school and larger community. Working in our garden teaches patience and valuable lessons about the importance of community, slow change, and working together.


Where it's at:

126 Spurwink Ave
126 Spurwink Avenue
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
United States

Garden type:

school/youth garden

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Garden beneficiaries:

children and mothers

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Project leaders:

Lisa Murphy
Barbara Melnick

About us:

KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.  

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Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA
(207) 956-0606