Welcome to the GOT Farms website!

GOT Farms 2013-2014

The GOT Farms service-learning project is an after school program for Telstar Middle and High School students led by TMS teacher Melissa Prescott.  Student volunteers meet once per week from 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm.  We have been working on many projects related to our project goals and we have made a great deal of progress.  To learn more about our recent efforts, click HERE.

 SPECIAL THANKS to our amazing group of summer garden volunteers:




Kathleen Devore, Jackie Cressy, Bonnie Pooley,  Lorrie Hoeh, Martha Siegel, Jean Bass, Sarah Southam, Deb Richmond, Suzanne Dunham, and Anna Sysko.


The Eddy Middle School, Good Food Store, The Local Hub, Nabo’s, Bethel Maine Hostel, Bethel Bike Shop, Northeast Bank, True North Adventureware, and DiCocoa’s Cafe and Marketplace.



Bonnie Pooley, Kathleen Devore, Jean Bass, Jackie Cressy, Janet Bartlett, Nancy Davis, Lorrie Hoeh, Martha Siegel, Suzanne Dunham, Jessie Perkins, and Anna Sysko.


True North Adventureware, The Eddy Middle School, Bethel Maine Hostel, Good Food Store, Bartlett Funny Farm, Northeast Bank, Bethel Bike Shop, SAD#44 Adult Education, The Bethel Inn, DiCocoa’s Cafe and Marketplace


Check out our documentary film, “G.O.T. Farms?”, produced by the Telstar Middle School Film class –

Part 1:

Part 2:

You can also watch the full version by clicking on this link:  http://www.vimeo.com/8657744

If you would like a DVD copy of this film, please contact Melissa Prescott – prescotm@sad44.org


This site contains information about the GOT Farms service-learning project at Telstar Middle/High School.  Students and teachers at Telstar are collaborating on a project to improve the health of the citizens of the SAD#44 by working toward the following goals:

—Use the school gardens and greenhouse to grow food for the Telstar Complex, and to support learning across the Telstar curriculum.

—Raise awareness of the importance of eating organically and locally.

—Strengthen our “Farm to School” connections and work together with the kitchen staff and the community to bring local foods to the Telstar table more often.

—Develop sustainable and mutually beneficial partnerships with organizations and businesses in the SAD #44 community.

If you have any questions about this project, please let us know.  We would like to involve as many SAD#44 staff and community members as possible.  Please contact any of us if you would like to be involved in this project in any way.

- Melissa Prescott - GOT Farms Advisor, TMS Visual Art Teacher – prescotm@sad44.org