Great Time to Fill in Your Seed Order

Gourd Stamp

Gourd Stamp

There’s still plenty of time to buy seeds for your own garden. If you live in a climate like we have here in Maine, a great place to look for high quality seeds is at the School Garden Project’s seed site. The school only carries local heirloom and standard varieties that are best suited for the cooler climate of Maine. Just print out an order form or send an e-mail and the students will fill your order the week it arrives

Dakota

Dakota

Seeds are also for sale at Mr. Paperback, EBS, Belfast Coop, Wildflower, the Middle School and the Aarhus Gallery. Seedlings of heirloom tomatoes, onions and herbs are also available at the THMS greenhouse by early May.

kentuckywaxApril vacation is when we put our peas in the garden and some of the best are the Early Frosties, which are also available through the school’s seed program.

We owe a great thanks to the hundreds of supporters/ volunteers that have helped over the years. The School Garden Project would not exist without you

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Recent garden news: The THMS Garden Project is featured in Downeast Magazine which documents a year in a school garden.

The SAD34 Garden Project was recently used as an example for President’s Obama’s Service Learning Initiative in the magazine “Generator”. Please read about it here ReadMe

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Noah Ready to Canoe 740 miles of Forest Trail

noah1Working on a residency at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor sounds like it’s time to put on the white lab coat and begin taking notes, but not so for student Noah Kleiner. Noah has designed a project that affords him the opportunity to canoe 740 miles on the northern forest canoe trail, from Old Forge New York to Fort Kent Maine while blogging with Maine students.

noah2His Traveling Blog is designed to exchange information with students that have questions about his water travels. Noah will be traveling in a strip red cedar canoe that he built in preparation for this trip.

noah3Students at our school are looking forward to talking to Noah as he travels the waterways of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine and are planning to map his route the best they can. We appreciate the power experiential education has in reaching young people and are excited to share Noah’s adventures through digital communication.

noah8Noah was in my advisory group at Medomak Valley High School for four years. I have canoed with Noah in pursuit of stripers but this trip is going to be a real adventure. We wish him luck . Steve and I only wish we could make the trip with him.

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