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Mortlach School

Mortlach, Saskatchewan

Size of school

80 students
Grade levels

Pre K - 12
Students participating

80 students
Grant received

Golf Tournament

About our Garden

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

in ground and a grow room in one of the classrooms

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

last garden we grew zucchini, potatoes, carrots, beans... the students learned about sister planting

Why did your school decide to add a school garden?

Keith is a whiz at gardening and thought it would be a good incorporation into our school

What classes participate in the garden, what subjects are taught in the garden?

any classes can participate in the garden. art, math, science, health & life skills, language arts,

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

Keith and his students and garden group manage it day to day. Over the summer families take turns tending to it

What do you do with the harvest from your garden? Do you have a harvest celebration? Do you use it in the cafeteria, or culinary classes? Do you donate some of the produce?

We donate some of the harvest to people in the community, last time we had a school wide hot lunch soup, hopefully this time we can use it in PAA classes

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

community volunteers have been an idea for helping this time

What are your future plans for the school garden?

We hope to make this an ongoing project that is helpful within the community