2010 Maine School Garden Day
Troy Howard Middle School
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