The Children’s Native Maine Garden

Walton Elementary School
92 Mary Carroll Street
Auburn, Maine 04210

Contact: Email Diana Carson at or call 784.4028

Students, teachers, and community members will come together to plant trees, shrubs and native flowers to preserve the integrity of the natural Maine landscape in an area adjacent to the school playground. The students – 267 in grades K-6 – will use the garden as an outdoor classroom and be able to experience hands-on, problem-based science, math and literacy experiences on site.

There is already one MGV on-site. The school has start-up funds for plant stock and access to some transplants. They have a shed with tools. The Auburn School Department is very supportive and the project has wide support.