Category Archives: School Grants

School Grant Update

Recently Maple Wood School, Somersworth, was fortunate to receive the Carolyn Bassage Memorial School Garden Grant from the Strafford County Master Gardeners Association. This has allowed us to expand our garden in one important way. While our garden has expanded, … Continue reading

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School Grants for Gardening Education Awarded

The SCMGA School Grants Committee is pleased to announce that two Carolyn Bassage Memorial School Grants have been awarded for the fall 2022 semester.  Last year’s grant to a kindergarten teacher at the McClelland Elementary School in Rochester supported a … Continue reading

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School Gardening Grant Update

Thank you SCMGA for supporting student gardening at Maple Street Magnet School! The students added fertilizer and new plants to the boxes built last spring by teachers using funding from SCMGA. Mrs. Wheeler coordinated this activity with her kindergarten and third grade … Continue reading

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School Gardening Grant Update

This spring we began a planting unit in conjunction with Earth Day. Our class studied about ways to take care of our planet Earth. We learned about Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. We learned about air pollution, water pollution and land … Continue reading

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School Grant Follow-Up

Our School Gardening Grants Committee received a follow up from a 2019 recipient. We thought you might enjoy the message and photos as much as we did. We are able to use the grow lights this year. My students were … Continue reading

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Gardening Grants Awarded to Strafford County Schools

The Strafford County Master Gardeners School Grant Committee is pleased to announce the following awards for grants for the spring of 2022. All three of them are for “repeat customers,” as these are not the first grants awarded to these … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Children

Here is a list of fiction and non-fiction gardening books for grades K – 5 that could bring joy to any children you know. It was originally created by the Strafford County Master Gardeners School Grant Committee as a resource … Continue reading

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Maple Wood School

Recently Maple Wood School was fortunate to receive the Carolyn Bassage Memorial School Garden Grant from the Strafford County Master Gardeners Association. This has allowed us to expand our garden in two important ways. The first way we expanded our … Continue reading

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Idlehurst Elementary School Grant

Idlehurst Elementary SchoolSomersworth, New HampshireThe Carolyn Bassage Memorial School GrantStrafford County Masters Gardeners AssociationSara WestKindergarten TeacherSpring 2021 We have seven Kindergarten classes that have worked hard to incorporate more nature-based play as well as nurture the understanding of plant/animal life … Continue reading

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Maple Street Magnet School

Dear Strafford County Master Gardeners, Thank you for the 2021 Carolyn Bassage Memorial School Grant! Thanks to you, new plants lovingly grown by Rochester students now live in sturdy physical structures. Accomplishments:  Master Gardener Lisa Peters O’Brien reviewed our gardens … Continue reading

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