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Mount View High School's Outback Gardens

The Mount View High School Outback Gardens are gardens that are sowed and maintained by the students of Mount View Middle and High School. The goal of the Outback Gardens is to provide fresh and nutritious produce to the Mount View Complex cafeteria. The Mount View Complex houses Mount View Elementary School, Mount View Middle School, and Mount View High School. Eighty percent of the student population receives free or reduced lunch. The Outback Gardens have provided tomatoes, potatoes, kohlrabi, lettuce, onions, peppers, kale, garlic, cabbage, and squash to the school lunch program. The students have been active participants in sowing, maintaining, and harvesting the produce. The Outback Gardens not only have provided fresh produce, but have instilled a sense of pride in our student body. They have been able to participate in the "seed to table" process of gardening. This has not only given our students physical benefits, but psychological and social benefits as well. 

Where it's at:

577 Mount View Road
Thorndike, ME 04986
United States

Garden type:

school/youth garden

Garden size (in square feet):

2000

Garden beneficiaries:

children and at-risk youth

Number of people reached:

1 100

What this project needs:

tools
seeds
seedlings
compost

Project leaders:

Patty Armstrong
Jack Kertesz

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
info@kgi.org
(207) 956-0606