Lincoln Academy proudly introduces the Lincoln Academy Student Garden Project to campus. The Student Garden Project will engage the LA Community of students, staff, and faculty in a dynamic learning environment, where they can gain valuable knowledge and skills about small scale agricultural processes. Participants will create an edible classroom by raising their own foods, understand the necessity for regular garden maintenance and care, and be able to educate others in healthy, sustainable living practices. The location for this project is at the school’s newest property acquisition – 4 Hillcrest Street. The building is currently the Girls’ Dormitory but soon will become office and professional space. The property comes with a large back yard that already has a garden plot and many fruit trees.
The initial projects for the Garden Project include: site work to prepare the garden and fruit trees for the growing season, a site map to plan our future on the land, fruit tree pruning, seed planting and seedling starting, school composting and participation in the Atlantic Giant Pumpkin growing for the Damariscotta Pumpkin Festival!
On April 2, 2014 the Garden Project hosted a fruit tree pruning workshop with Liz Stanley, Horticulture Community Education Assistant, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Knox, Lincoln, and Waldo Counties.