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Tiger's Den School Garden

A school garden at Gardiner Area High School (GAHS) will be a commitment to student health, a vibrant restorative space for the whole school community, and a dynamic tool for our teachers and community leaders. The health and wellbeing of our children is at the center of our school vision, as well as a priority for the community in Gardiner. Upon entering the high school, we want the first sight to be one of pride, beauty, learning and health. Having our school garden in the Tiger’s Den shows our pride in our school, in Gardiner, and in creating healthier, stronger future for ourselves.

A school garden at GAHS will provide a space for hands-on education in subjects from two-demensional design in art to the nitrogen cycle in chemistry. Teachers will have an engaging tool to not only incorporate agriculture, but also ecology, health, nutrition and many other crucial but sometimes overlooked subjects. Our Nutrition Director has a strong comitment to serving as much fresh, healthy food as possible and it ready, willing and able to utilize as much fresh produce as we can grow in the cafeteria for all students and staff to enjoy. It will also provide a place of extracurricular engagement for the Gardiner Boys & Girls Club, as the local FoodCorps service member and Boys &Girls Club staff will work together to provide afterschool and summertime programming for Gardiner area children.  The garden will allow for outdoor engagement, agricultural and life skill development, and provide fresh food to Gardiner children and their families.   

Where it's at:

40 West Hill Rd.
Gardiner, ME 04345
United States

Garden type:

school/youth garden

Garden size (in square feet):

300

Garden beneficiaries:

children and at-risk youth

Number of people reached:

600

What this project needs:

funds
tools
seeds
seedlings
volunteer labor
fruit bushes
fruit trees
soil
compost
mulch
lumber
coldframe
irrigation system
garden cart
compost bin
trellises

Project leaders:

Andrea Snow
Barbara Chisholm

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