Plant Sale Sunday June 3rd

Shapleigh School Garden Group will host its annual plant sale Sunday from 10-2 at the Kittery Community Market in Post Office Square. Come out to support local students, and enjoy fresh offerings from community farmers, artists, and businesses.

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School gardens have sprung into action

The 2018 Garden Group has been busy at Shapleigh this spring. We're planting seeds for the year but also setting roots that will endure for years to come. To get a jump on spring, we started peas and greens in our outdoor beds and dozens of trays of seeds in the greenhouse. The weather has been … Continue reading School gardens have sprung into action

“Tower Garden” grows food year ’round at Shapleigh

Shapleigh School has a new way to grow food for the salad bar. We are proud to be the new home to a "Tower Garden." This vertical plant-growing tower is a simple yet high-tech system to grow plants without soil. Using water mixed with nutrients, the tower pumps this mixture which then rains down on … Continue reading “Tower Garden” grows food year ’round at Shapleigh

Traip Academy remembers a successful first year with its new garden

The Traip Greenhouse and Gardens program completed its first full year of operation in January.  This is what happened. Students raised a wide assortment of flowers, herbs and vegetables over the winter. In the spring, the adjoining gardens were  planted out following a fund raising plant sale.  In late June, the produce harvested from the … Continue reading Traip Academy remembers a successful first year with its new garden

Shapleigh School Garden Prepares for a New Season of Growth

As Spring approaches on the calendar, it's time to start thinking about the school garden. Permission slips to join the after-school garden group are now up in the school cafeteria. Meetings will be held every Tuesday beginning April 4 (skipping April vacation week) and ending June 13. Please have your student's permission slip returned to … Continue reading Shapleigh School Garden Prepares for a New Season of Growth

Potato Harvest at Greenlaw Gardens

On Wesnesday, September 10, the Shapleigh School Green Team returned to Greenlaw Gardens, a Kittery family farm, to finish a project they started three months ago. Last June, a group of Green Teamers gathered at the nearby farm to plant a row of potatoes. The group was planting potatoes to be served up in Kittery … Continue reading Potato Harvest at Greenlaw Gardens

Green Team visits neighboring farm to plant and harvest

Spring of 2014 brought a bounty to local farmer Rick Greenlaw's newly established farm, Greenlaw Gardens, and he invited local students to share in the harvest. Greenlaw Gardens, located on the property of Rustlewood Farm on Route 101 in Kittery, has graciously committed its land and labor to growing food for Kittery School nutrition program. On … Continue reading Green Team visits neighboring farm to plant and harvest