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Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School

Belleville, Ontario

Size of school

160 students
Grade levels

Pre K-8
Students participating

160 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?

Raised beds

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

green peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, flowers

Why did your school decide to add a school garden?

Curriculum links
Food for learning program

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

All classes participate
veggies are served at our breakfast club program
All subjects are integrated when teaching in the garden

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

Teachers/parent council volunteers

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?

Breakfast club
cooking classes for our life skills and student success centre kiddos

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

Yes community involvement such as parent volunteers - we have not been able to source other funding as of yet.

What are your future plans for the school garden?

Keep growing!!

Any words of encouragement/tips for a school starting a school garden?

Teamwork is the dream work!