Pius Garden Project


Our vision is to develop a school garden for our students in the culinary program to connect with the food production aspect of the industry. To also underline the importance of local and seasonal food in the production of menu items and the importance in plants and foods indigenous to our area.


We have done the following:
• Planted apple trees (1 of each): Spartan (Harvest September), Honeycrisp (Harvest September), September Ruby (Harvest September), Gravenstein (Harvest September).
• Planted 2 apricot trees (end of July-August harvest).
• Planted 2 Italian plum tree (late August, early September harvest).
• We had two pear trees already in place that are already bearing fruits.
• We dug up 4 beds. 3 of these beds are being used. (Planted everbearing strawberries, sunchokes, garlic, sea buckthorn berries).
• The fourth bed will have asparagus and rhubarb planted this spring.
• We will thin out the currant bushes as well as the raspberry bushes.
• We will prune our fruit trees.

Reflection & Celebration

We have made a great deal of progress with this project since starting. The next few years will be to allow the garden to establish itself, develop a club to tend to it and plan for the next phases. We wanted to start small and with items that survive well on their own. We have many ideas for the future. We would like to implement a composting program recuperating our vegetable waste. We want to partner up with neighbouring special needs high school.

3. Good Health and Well-Being
4. Quality Education
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
12. Responsible Consumption and Production
13. Climate Action
15. Life on Land
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