Mussel to Meal
Our community is located in rural Newfoundland and it is often difficult to purchase quality produce in our groceries stores. Our school garden helps to feed our community and teach our students necessary skills to produce their own food locally while reducing organic waste in our landfills.
We continued to develop our school garden to provide our students with the tools to grow their own crops. Students used mussel shells (an organic byproduct from our local mussel processing plant) as well as compost to feed our school garden. They will further learn the benefits of composting and help to diverge much of our community’s organic waste from the landfills.
Reflection & Celebration
Students at Brian Peckford Primary as well as our school community members have learned an incredible amount about the benefits of composting and diverting organic waste from our landfills and waterways. They have gained an appreciation for eating local produce and are learning the skills necessary to grow their own food at home. Community members are becoming actively involved in our school gardens and are learning sustainability skills alongside our students.
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