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Maryland Park School

Branson, Manitoba

Size of school

550 students
Grade levels

Students participating

20 students
Grant received

School Garden Grant ($500)

About our Garden

Please describe your garden, is it raised beds, in the ground, do you have a greenhouse?

We used the funds from the School Garden Grant for two planters.
The first is a Cultural Planter which includes flowers that are native to various countries (or representations of those countries)
We also planted blue and yellow flowers in support of Ukraine.
The second is an Indigenous Planter which included flowers planted in the colors of the medicine wheel (red, white, black, yellow)

What grade levels worked in the garden and did you or another teacher link some of your curriculum outcomes to the garden?

-Grades 5-8 students work in the garden.

-Land-based learning
-Ukraine (current events) (blue & yellow in support)
-Indigenous linked (medicine wheel)

What vegetables/fruit do you grow in your garden? What do you have a difficult time growing in your school garden?

No fruit or vegetables.

Who manages the garden day to day? Who manages the garden over the Summer break?

Students and custodian are in charge of taking care of the planters.

Admin team

Custodian and various students over the summer took turns weeding and watering the flowers.

Do you have community involvement? Do you have parents and volunteers? Have been able to source other funding to help your garden grow?

We worked with YR -connected to their projects

We also received two other grants:

1. Sustainable Development

2. YR Grant

The cement planters were quite expensive!

What are your future plans for the school garden?

Continue to plant flowers each year. One will be to represent our Indigenous culture that makes up our community.
The other one will be used to represent the various cultures within our school community.

In the fall/winter, we have put colored rocks in the planters to continue to showcase our Indigenous and other Cultural groups.