Please describe your garden, is it raised beds, in the ground, do you have a greenhouse?
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?
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?
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?
Any words of encouragement/tips for a school starting a school garden?
Teamwork is the dream work!
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