We are trying to make our students aware that climate change is real and happening all around us, especially when wildfires, flooding, and high temperatures are happening throughout BC. We want our students to make a change by composting, recycling, and planting gardens to make food and help clear carbon dioxide from the environment.
We needed to replace a new garden box that was rotting away. We replaced this with a cedar garden box through the funding, and then we purchased plants and seeds for our students to grow. We had ten classes take part and plant seeds over seven garden beds. We want to increase the number of vegetables to allow the plants to pull carbon dioxide from the air and provide us with oxygen. We are also hoping that, with the students watching their food grow at school so easily, it may inspire them to create their own gardens at home as well and continue to create more green spaces in areas around our school.
Reflection & Celebration
I am so glad so many classes took part in our gardening adventure this year. It is so nice to see the plants sprouting and the students watching the plants grow before their eyes every few days. We are happy that we are growing food and helping the environment at the same time.