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RSU 10

RSU #10 is a rural community in the Western Mountains of Maine. This was a robust manufacturing community until changes in that landscape altered employment opportunities and income demographics. This area is studded with outdoor opportunities, a newly established single track biking and hiking trail behind our High School, with a Community Forest Creation in the works and a local ski area. A new Pre-K -8 school has been voted on for the Rumford -Mexico communities and is close to beginning construction. This building will bring opportunity to expand scratch, local sourced, whole school meals.

Meroby Elementary school received a major grant to create an Apiary, plans to collaborate with this project are in the works, possibly accessing a local greenhouse that is currently owned and managed by a local non-profit. Goals for the next 2 years are expanding scratch meals that bring lower sodium and sugar into school meals. The Director attended the Inaugural Meeting of Scratchworks (a collaborative gathering of Nutrition Directors), this Spring with the plan to bring this energy and food production into the new Pre-K-8 and other buildings. The Buckfield Junior Senior High had a very robust garden that became dormant , but is growing again, a bee colony and outdoor amphitheater.

When you serve in Maine, you are joining a family of 12 Service members serving all across the state. We connect both virtually and in person, spend time together and learn, and enjoy all the natural beauty and excellent food culture Maine has to offer. No matter where you are, you have the support of the cohort and FoodCorps Maine staff, Malia and Ryan who both grew up in Maine and love sharing all that is great about this state with service members who we hope will put down roots here and continue to be an important part of Maine.

RSU #10 is a rural community in the Western Mountains of Maine. This was a robust manufacturing community until changes in that landscape altered employment opportunities and income demographics. This area is studded with outdoor opportunities, a newly established single track biking and hiking trail behind our High School, with a Community Forest Creation in the works and a local ski area. A new Pre-K -8 school has been voted on for the Rumford -Mexico communities and is close to beginning construction. This building will bring opportunity to expand scratch, local sourced, whole school meals.

Meroby Elementary school received a major grant to create an Apiary, plans to collaborate with this project are in the works, possibly accessing a local greenhouse that is currently owned and managed by a local non-profit. Goals for the next 2 years are expanding scratch meals that bring lower sodium and sugar into school meals. The Director attended the Inaugural Meeting of Scratchworks (a collaborative gathering of Nutrition Directors), this Spring with the plan to bring this energy and food production into the new Pre-K-8 and other buildings. The Buckfield Junior Senior High had a very robust garden that became dormant , but is growing again, a bee colony and outdoor amphitheater.

When you serve in Maine, you are joining a family of 12 Service members serving all across the state. We connect both virtually and in person, spend time together and learn, and enjoy all the natural beauty and excellent food culture Maine has to offer. No matter where you are, you have the support of the cohort and FoodCorps Maine staff, Malia and Ryan who both grew up in Maine and love sharing all that is great about this state with service members who we hope will put down roots here and continue to be an important part of Maine.