t. 631-727-7850
e. suffolk@cornell.edu
w. ccesuffolk.org

Eastport South Manor School District


Eastport's Green Dream Garden was started in 2013 by science educator Maria Plitt. The initial garden was recently expanded to include 20 raised beds and 15 dwarf apple trees which are divided among the 3rd-6th grade classes. The garden activities reinforce Math, Science, Social Studies and ELA lessons.

Eastport is also growing food indoors. The aquaponic system includes fish on one end and greens on the other. These efforts have been funded by grants and donations from local businesses, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Slow Foods East End, Whole Kids Foundation, and Edible School Gardens. It is enhancing the school's curriculum and helping to make learning fun as well as feeding the community. A Farmer’s Market, run by summer garden club students, enables students to sell some of their produce.