Category: Schools

Downeast

As part of the Downeast Farm to School Project, Regina Grabrovac and Taylor Weiss (not shown) taught a vermiculture workshop for eight Rose M Gaffney teachers. Photos courtesy of Regina Grabrovac. By Sharon Kiley Mack In rural Washington County, more and more farmers are connecting with schools through Regina Grabrovac and the highly successful Downeast

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Maine Academy of Natural Sciences

Co-directors Emanuel Pariser and Troy Frost at Maine’s magnet school emphasizing project-based learning about agriculture, sustainability, forestry, business, alternative energy and the environment. English photo. By Jean English On a typical day at the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences (MeANS), agricultural specialist Jeff Chase is outside exploring with a small group of students how the

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School IPM Program

Keith Rose, Pat Hopkins and Dalene Dutton (left to right) work closely together to ensure that the IPM program at Camden Hills Regional High School is observed. During the 2000-2001 academic year, pesticides were used only for one infestation of whitefly; the rest of the school, indoors and out, remained pesticide-free. English photo. By Jean

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Claire Ackroyd

The unstoppable Claire Ackroyd. Photo courtesy of Shannon Commeau. By Rhonda Houston (Tate) Spending any amount of a warm, dewy, June evening on the interstate is my idea of punishment. Exiting the interstate on the Hogan Road in Bangor and pushing past every large car dealership north of Portland while swerving around recently licensed, teenage

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UNH

The University of New Hampshire recently established the first organic research dairy at a land grant university, hoping to sustain the grass-fed dairy operations that are a vital part of the region’s culture and heritage. Photo courtesy of UNH Organic Research Dairy. Higher Education Gets Smarter: UNH Commits to Sustainable Food By Marina Schauffler Many

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U of Maine

Eric Gallandt, Assistant Professor of Weed Ecology and Management, University of Maine Sustainable Agriculture Program, at the 2002 Rogers Farm Field Day, discussing a recently initiated research project studying invertebrate weed seed predators in contrasting cover crop environments. Photo courtesy of Eric Gallandt. Kristan Doolan says that she, along with her husband George van Vlaanderen,

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Students

The kitchen at Fort Fairfield High School would be the envy of many bakers. Here, visitors watch while students knead and shape dough to make hundreds of loaves of certified organic bread each week. Photo courtesy of Students Baking a Living. By Marada Cook A calm, composed voice answers the phone. “Students Baking a Living,

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Taste for Learning

Former special ed. teacher Don White (left) heads the school’s Garden Project with teacher Steve Tanguay. Lack and Ward photo. By Larry Lack and Lee Ann Ward © 2005. For information about reproducing this article, please contact the authors. “We love being in the garden and really look forward to it. This is the funnest

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Ashwood Waldorf Education: A Reverence for Food

Waldorf schools, which number over 900 worldwide and are the fastest growing independent, nondenominational educational movement in the world, seek “to see the whole in every part, to engage the head, the hands, and the heart,” according to the Web site of the Rockport, Maine, Ashwood Waldorf School (ashwoodwaldorf.org). Founded in Germany in 1919 by

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Food for Schoolchildren

Elementary schools in Union 74 in Lincoln County are integrating foods into the curriculum. Through FARMS (Focus on Agriculture in Rural Schools), children taste-test freshly harvested foods and meet the farmers who grow them. School cafeterias are beginning to order directly from farmers in a pilot program that began in the fall of 2007. Food

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