Ashwood fifth-graders plant Merryspring Children’s Garden

Jun 03, 2012
Ashwood fifth-grader Sophie Love-Webb plants seedlings at Merryspring's Children's Garden.

Fifth-graders from Ashwood Waldorf School recently spent the morning at Merryspring Nature Center preparing the Children’s Garden for the upcoming season. Under the direction of Merryspring staff, the students planted seedlings and erected wooden signs they had created to mark the vegetable and flower plots.

Merryspring Nature Center is a nonprofit, privately-owned 66-acre park and education center
 located on Conway Road in Camden. The nature center’s trails and gardens, including the Children’s Garden, are open to the public 
every day during daylight hours, free of charge. The member-supported organization offers talks, classes and workshops throughout the year. For more information call 236-2239 or email

Located on Park Street in Rockport, Ashwood Waldorf School is an independent and accredited school with about 100 students serving children 3 years old through eighth grade. Parent/Child classes for children 18 months through 3 years old are also offered during the school year. The rigorous Waldorf curriculum is designed to ignite the child’s imagination and develop capacities for creative and independent thinking. Ashwood has had a presence in Midcoast Maine for 26 years, enrolling children from Damriscotta to Belfast and beyond. For more information about Ashwood Waldorf School call the office at 236-8021, email or visit

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Ashwood fifth-graders brought their handmade wooden signs to mark vegetable plots.
New wooden signs mark the vegetable plots.
New wooden signs mark the vegetable plots.
Running through the park.
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