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Coffin Community Garden Growing Plants, Scientists, and Writers

A 2018 BCEF grant was awarded to Lisa Martin on behalf of all Coffin School faculty for gardening supplies and tools to improve the Coffin gardening program and expand it to include nearly all Coffin students.

This grant provides opportunities for students to:

  • grow seedlings (planting them at Coffin and at the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust’s community garden),
  • monitor plant growth,
  • and donate harvested produce to local a charity.

"The students loved harvesting squash and reading a story in the sunflower house, both planted by last year’s first graders." -Lisa Martin, Coffin teacher.

"The partnership (between Coffin School and Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust) deepens learning by providing a local, outdoor space that Coffin kids can walk to multiple times a year. Much of the food grown at this Garden is donated to the Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program. So, not only do the students learn about plants, but they also learn about organizations that support our community!" -Lisa Martin

The experiential knowledge gained will enhance learning objectives in writing and science.

www.brunswickcef.org

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