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.
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
Everyone who sees it is blown away by how quickly the Tower Garden has grown! We've had 2 big harvests in two weeks, and the greens are traveling about 10 yards to the school kitchen. Talk about local!
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
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
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
Despite the rain, our third annual plant sale was held at the Kittery Community Market last Sunday. The enthusiastic Garden Group members made the event fun, and some dedicated customers helped us raise money for the program. Thanks to all the students and parents who helped make it great!
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
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