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Maine Agriculture in the Classroom


School Garden Day

Maine School Garden Day 2014 - Medomak Valley High School, Waldoboro

May 9th – Intensive Sessions 9:00 – 3:00 (limit 20 participants each)
#1 Heritage Seed Saving Intensive with Neil Lash

Using multiple resources and websites, including the heirloom gardens, Neil Lash will cover basic to advanced seed saving for educators. The Heirloom Seed Project is an experiential learning class in which emphasis is placed on saving the genetic diversity of historical and rare seeds. Since 1900 over 90% of the named varieties of vegetables have been lost, and because of that this program involves students in historic and genetic preservation. Additionally, you will work in the Francis Cross Heritage Center which is the school's newly named Living History Arboretum. With over 30 trees and shrubs of historical significance, this arboretum has multiple educational components and opportunities for all students.

#2 The ABC's of Starting a School Garden with Ellie Libby & guests

Ellie Libby and guests will explore the basic process of starting an educational garden using the highly acclaimed "School Garden 101" curricula developed by Marjorie Peronto from Hancock County Cooperative Extension. This training is perfect for educators and volunteers that are interested in starting a new educational garden or taking over an established project. If you want to brush up your skills related to soil preparation, crop selection, seed starting, fundraising, and other topics this is the perfect session for you!

May 10th – A full day of workshops with a large variety of appeal to ALL school gardens

Maine School Garden Day 2014 will be held at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro on May 10th from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Neil Lash, the MVHS students and FoodCorp Service Member, Genna Cherichello will lead garden, greenhouse and seed saving facility tours. Workshops and presentations will include Bee keeping, Grant writing, Garden Design, cooking with kids, permaculture and more! After lunchtime a panel of the 2013 MAITC Garden/Greenhouse Grant winners will present their programs.

Past Maine School Garden Day