Indigenous Plant Garden and Walking Tour


To strengthen our school community and deepen each community members understanding of the flora which is indigenous to the Coastal BC region, as well as to promote sustainable ecology in our region, students from Sperling Elementary are learning about, growing, and sharing their awareness and appreciation of local indigenous plant species through a school garden project.


School community members have researched and built a planter box garden and are are reintroducing natural plant communities to the school grounds. Students are learning First Peoples’ use of these plants and creating a walking tour guide for community members to share their knowledge and to promote appreciation of wild plants in our area.

Reflection & Celebration

Our school’s physical space reflects our sense of belonging, our connection to the land and
its traditions, as well as our respect for this land’s caretakers and indigenous ecology. This project is
part of our efforts and work towards reconciliation.

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