Our vision for Canada is… to have a healthy and thriving environment so that not only our generation, but also future generations can enjoy it and share it.
Our team attended LSF’s Youth Leadership Forum in Halifax in November. From the speakers and workshops, we learned about sustainability topics and skills such as planning an event and environmental health, which made us interested in pursuing Action Projects about the issue of pollutIon. This issue is important to us because it affects everyone. To fix these issues, an action we could take is raising awareness about pollution and its harmful effects on our earth. First, we’ll need to talk to Ms. Hart and learn more about how we can do this effectively. We hope that by the end of the school year, we will have surpassed our goal of raising awareness and started to implement a project initiative.
Reflection & Celebration
This community garden is a part of the service learning outcomes for the new Citizenship 9 course. The garden also involved grade 7 students who learned about the needs of plants as part of their Science 7 curriculum.
Some challenges we experienced were giving people the right jobs to build the garden. There were to many of us, for all of us to have a chance at constructing the garden. And those with initiative to build the garden, built the garden. And those without that initiative, didn’t help with the construction of the garden. Those people would stand on the side and watch. So, in other words, organizing positions to the right people was a struggle.
We would like to either donate our plants to food shelters or to our cafeteria. We hope to expand (with more plants) and continue to maintain the garden throughout the upcoming years.
We have assigned different members of our community to maintain the garden throughout the summer months. Next year there will be a different group of students in charge of the gardening.