3 Season Gardening
Annie Martin has been working to develop a way to increase the yields from our school-based community gardens. The Cafeteria staff has been using the gardens for several years and has only been able to access fresh produce in early June and from September to October. The gardens are tended, but not utilized during the summer. Annie has come up with a program that will allow the garden space to be used by the school for many more months during the school year. In addition, her proposal has the opportunity to use the greenhouses as a sustainable teaching tool for several classes. Annie is proposing that 2 gardens be enclosed in each greenhouse. Beginning with an idea and a design, she put together a proposal that has gotten approval the High School Principal, Facilities Director, Superintendent and most recently the School Committee. She has secured several greenhouses plans as options and has begun the process of obtaining quotes. In addition, she has also begun the process of writing grants to fully fund her project. MERHS could see the greenhouses installed this spring or summer.