Located in Fryeburg, Maine, the Outlook Garden is part of The Outlook Program, an alternative education program at Fryeburg Academy. The Outlook Program currently serves freshman and sophomore students each semester who have been unsuccessful at the Academy and are deemed at risk of failing and/or dropping out.
Planting and tending our garden is part of our semester-long Sustainability Science Curriculum. Students begin the semester learning about nutrition and the food system. Studies then cover how food is grown both conventionally and sustainably/organically. Students learn about the local food movement and the health and economic benefits of supporting local agriculture. The last month of the semester is spent doing an intensive agriculture unit where students visit several local farms and attend a four-day 'Farm School' at Wolfe's Neck Farm in Freeport, ME.
Our goal, at the end of the semester, is that our students understand where their food comes from, what their bodies need, and how food affects their health, our economy, and our enviornment.
The Outlook Garden instills the fundamental skills to grow fresh healthy food at home.
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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