Parkdale Community Garden
Our vision for Canada is… Access and knowledge to fresh healthy food. The school’s garden is a focus point for growing fresh healthy food for students and it’s community. As more and more access to appropriate food becomes more difficult, our students will be given the tools and understanding on how to grow food for themselves.
Our garden will help address such issues and environmental by beautifying the school space and teaching kids to engage in the garden that has many science and environment connections. They will be exposed to social impact by growing their own seedlings from seed and planting them in the garden. This will give them the sense of responsibility to care for their plant and accomplishment once the plant is mature and there is food available to harvest. There is also an element of economics as students will value their input into the garden to receive its output of fresh healthy food.
Reflection & Celebration
A challenge we foresee will be maintaining the garden during summer while students are away on break. This extended period will be difficult and really call on the school community to step in a volunteer to water and maintain the garden. We hope engage the parent committee to create a sign up sheet to adopt the garden and inspire families to harvest fresh food from the garden for their efforts.
Our program will also include spring and fall celebrations in the garden. These events will attract attention and fun activities towards the garden as to celebrate the involvement of the school community
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