Maingate’s Sustainable Edible Garden
The purpose of this project is to develop an awareness about the importance of locally grown, healthy, sustainable food, and build the capacity of the school community to improve their own food security. This project takes place in an industrial part of Mississauga.
The project involves the installation of an outdoor classroom comprised of two raised garden beds where students will learn how to grow vegetables and herbs like tomatoes, onions, coriander, lettuce, peppers, mint, and basil, among others. Students receive workshops in their outdoor classroom about protecting the environment through actions like planting and growing their own food, and maintain the garden during the year. The food grown in the garden will be harvested and served in school, demonstrating to students fun and innovative ways to eat healthy at a low cost. This project is in collaboration with Be A Spot of Ground, an organisation committed to greening sacred spaces, and was generously funded by Learning for a Sustainable Future.