Dear BJHS Staff, Students and Parents,

Please, sign up at the link below:

Our beautiful garden has started its seventh season, producing wonderful organic vegetables. It has thrived  thanks to the hard work of our teachers, staff, students and parents. This year we have potatoes, carrots, spinach, swiss chard, tomatoes, peppers, beans, sunflowers, squash, beautiful flowers and herbs. The fall harvest will be served in the school cafeteria and any harvests over the summer can be eaten by you or donated to the Mid-Coast Hunger Prevention Program.

In order to keep it going we need SUMMER VOLUNTEERS! No experience needed! It’s a great opportunity to help support the school garden. You can commit any week  to one visit (about two hours), 3 times that week, or more. The time of visits can be adjusted to fit your schedule and to the schedule of that week’s garden coordinator.

Parents – We could use  some help this summer keeping this garden growing! – Please sign up!
6th Graders – Come check this out!
7th Graders – Come keep this going!
8th Graders – You can earn up to 10 hours of community service towards high school graduation just by spending some time outdoors!  We would love to work with you to do nice things for BJHS!!

Get positively charged in a beautiful setting and help our garden grow!

Please, sign up at the link below:

We appreciate your help!
The BJH Wellness and Go Green Teams

Posted in News | Comments Off on SUMMER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Fall Harvest

Thanks to our devoted volunteers, this summer the Huskies’ Garden of Eatin’ has been flourishing! 
The best part of gardening is fall harvest. We still have a lot of swiss chard, carrots, potatoes, kale and herbs to pick!  
Come and join us for some fun on Monday, October 3rd, 2:45 till 4 pm! Healthy snacks provided! Rain date is Thursday, October 6th.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Posted in News | Comments Off on Fall Harvest

BJHS Huskies’ Garden of Eatin’ Volunteers

BJHS Huskies’ Garden of Eatin’ Volunteers

Thank you so much for volunteering your time to help support our garden. If you have any questions or are unable to fill your time slot, please e-mail to Radka MacKillop @ or call 729-2922.

Click for Quick View!

Click for Quick View!


Click to download Map: BJHS Garden Map 2016

Start on Monday unless it’s raining. If it’s raining, start on Tuesday. Coming every other day would work best. All of the tools you will need are in the garden shed beside the garden. The combination will be given to you by the garden coordinator.

To unlock the combination lock:

  • Start at any number and turn the dial at least two complete turns to the right and then stop at the first number.
  • Then, turn back the other way (to the left), go past the first number once and then stop at the second number.
  • Finally, turn to the right again and as soon as you get to the third number stop and pull down to open lock.

To-Do Checklist


  • Water if it’s been a couple of days since the last rainy day, if the soil feels dry, or if the plants look wilted.
  • Do not water on a sunny day between 11 am and 3 pm (watering in the heat of the day will burn plants). If the sun is still strong, use the watering cans and try not to wet the leaves of the plants. This is extremely important for the tomatoes, peppers and squash.
  • The water hook up for the front garden is on the brick boiler building across from the school’s main entrance. It’s located between the two handicap parking spots. The hook up for the back garden is between the mobile and the building. It is on the building near the door by the chorus room. The key (Allen wrench) to turn the water on and off is attached to the shelf to the right in the shed. When done watering, make sure you have fully closed the spigot and it is not dripping.
  • There is a water sprinkler and the instructions for it are in a box on the shelf in the shed.
  • The potatoes have a drip hose under the mulch and all you need is to attach its end to the watering hose.


  • Please weed around plants and put pulled weeds in the compost bins.
  • We understand that it is not possible to weed the entire garden, just do what you can.


  • A list of the most common pests and one of the beneficial insects are hanging the shelf, together with the garden plan.
  • One of the most effective organic methods for controlling insects is hand picking. Fill a container halfway with soapy water and throw the buggers in.
  • If you notice a lot of damage to plants—eaten by bugs or animals—please e-mail or call me at 729-2922. We’ll check it out and decide what needs to be done.


  • Please pick any vegetables that are ready to eat.
  • You may keep what you harvest or donate it to the Tedford Shelter, Thorton Oakes Retirement Community, Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program (see details below) or other needy organization.

Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program

84A Union Street

Open Monday thru Friday from 8:30 to 3:30 for deliveries .
If you have never been to our building deliveries should be made in the back. If deliveries are made after 12 the door is locked. There is a doorbell on the right hand side of the door.
Please ring it.
 If your volunteers have any questions please have them call the agency,
725-2716 or 729-8647. Thank you and have a great summer.
— Karen Parker, Interim Executive Director


  • Brush dirt off of tools.
  • Take weeds to compost.
  • Put all materials back in the shed.
  • Please, lock the combination lock.

Again, thank you very much for volunteering.

BJHS Wellness Committee

Posted in News | Comments Off on BJHS Huskies’ Garden of Eatin’ Volunteers

Garden Volunteering 2016

The BJHS Huskies’ Garden of Eatin’ is looking for summer volunteers to help maintain and harvest the school garden. Gardening experience is not necessary. It requires approximately three to five hours a week, depending on weather conditions and what needs to be harvested.

Maintenance would include watering, weeding and checking for pests.  Any  produce you harvest, you may keep or donate.  Last year, donations were given to Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program, the Tedford Shelter and the Thornton Oaks retirement community.

You can sign up as a coordinator for the whole week or as a helper. As a coordinator, you should volunteer three days in that week. We suggest Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon, after 4:00 pm. The time or day can be changed after agreed with the other volunteers. As a helper you need to come only on the days you have signed up for.

Our Wellness Team members will oversee the garden during the  summer, and are happy to provide guidance and answer any questions you may have.

It’s a great opportunity to help support the school garden and to earn community service hours for high school (8th Graders may earn up to 10 hours).

If you are interested in signing up for a week, please follow the link

For further questions, please, contact Radka MacKillop at 208-7098 or

Posted in News | Comments Off on Garden Volunteering 2016

The Garden is shaping up!

IMG_2460 IMG_2458 IMG_2457

Posted in News | Comments Off on The Garden is shaping up!