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Vernon Barford

Edmonton, Alberta

Size of school

795 students
Grade levels

7 - 9
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?

Indoor gardens with kits for each classroom to test and compare yield from Wisconsin Fast Plants

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

A from of canola that allows students to explore life cycles and manipulate growing conditions to apply findings to actual gardens.

Why did your school decide to add a school garden?

Trying to get students excited about growing plants

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

Science 7 - 8 Classes total over 250 students

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

Garden is now shutting down as the plants have gone through their lifecycle

What are your future plans for the school garden?

Will reuses the kits each year to work on the same project.