Maine School Garden Day at THMS May 1

2010 Maine School Garden Day
Troy Howard Middle School
Belfast, ME

Agenda

9:00 – Registration (In the garden weather permitting)

9:30 – Orientation – Introductions – Welcome – Jon Thurston
– Willie Grenier – Maine Ag in the Classroom Executive Director

10:00 – Student Presentation – Slides and garden tour

11:00 – Concurrent Sessions – (pick one)

– SCHOOL GARDENS 101 – All the information you need if you are just starting your school garden project… Liz Stanley – Knox-Lincoln Cooperative Extension Educator

– NOW YOU’RE HOOKED, WHAT NEXT? – For school gardeners that are past the first steps and now need to know he next steps… Heritage Seeds, Special Projects and more… Neil Lash – Medomak Valley H.S.

12:00 – Lunch – Sandwiches & Salad – Susan Shaw Catering
Browse resources & networking – exhibits and taste testing
Bee Keeping, Worm Composting, Apprentice Gardener Program, and more…

1:00 – Integrating Math & Language Arts into the Garden Project
Glen Widmer, Jeff Lovejoy & Jason Bannister – Troy Howard teachers that have developed units centering on the garden project.

1:45 – Integrated Pest Management – Kathy Murray, Maine State Entomologist – Learn secrets
to control pests with beneficial insects… new lessons coming for your classroom!

2:30 – Jon Thurston – Season Extending Greenhouses for Schools – Jon’s students are
growing food for the cafeteria year round, and not in heated greenhouses. Learn his
secret and how you can do it on your budget.

3:15 – Wrap up & CEU”S awarded

Spring Chick arrives for School Garden

Chick was hatched by broody hen!