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Waterford Valley High School

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Size of school

700 students
Grade levels

10 - 12
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?

In the ground.

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

Tomatoes, carrots, garden peas, turnip and onion.

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


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?

Harvest is passed to the soup kitchen club who uses the vegetables to make soups and chilli for teen shelter.

What are your future plans for the school garden?

Maintain and expand.

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

Great idea. Exposes students who live in the city to a new activity.