Eco-Friendly Design for Life


My vision is to involve students in a process of creative problem-solving that will help make the world a better place. The challenges I am trying to address relate to local food production and scarcity, pollution, urban sprawl, and global warming. It is hoped that by the end of each course (Technology Education 7-9, Production Technology 11/12, and Community Based Learning/Co-op), students will be not only aware of these issues, but engaged in the process of implementing change on some level.


Students in Community Based Learning have constructed cold-frame garden boxes and have planted and observed some growth thus far. We feel we are beginning something that will leave a lasting impact on grades/classes of the future – though we have a long way to go.

Reflection & Celebration

Students definitely enjoy the process. Prior knowledge is rather limited among students, but interest in helping grow our own food is strong. We look to expand our project, and perhaps involve the wider school community as things develop. Perhaps this project will lead to co-op placement experiences over the summer. This year, students will be able to take their produce home, with an early harvest in June. Next year we would like to extend the project into the summer, with a fall harvest.

2. Zero Hunger
3. Good Health and Well-Being
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
12. Responsible Consumption and Production
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