Riley Park Community Garden Work Party & Composting Workshop

Please join us from 12 to 2 pm for our Riley Park Community Garden Work Party where we will be completing our orchard supports,, seeding the root vegetable plot and continuing to prepare the communal garden plots for planting. Our spring seed library is open. Everyone is welcome . Also, please join us at 1 […]

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Reading Writers Garden

Everyday is an outdoor day at University Hill Elementary School.  The Reading Writers Garden is a space tailored to quiet, contemplative time.  A space to read.  A space to write. A space to check out the birds and the magical tree.  The Bird Buddies will be inviting another class to visit the garden to have […]

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Square Foot Gardening with grade ones

We learned about how to divide our garden box into square feet, and how to place the appropriate number of seeds in each box (16 carrots, 1 kale, etc.) First we used garden tools to break up the soil, then we smoothed it out. We used our fingers to poke holes of the right depth […]

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Free play in the garden

Children 3-4 years spend time in the vegetable garden pursuing their own curiosities alongside working adults. Materials include real tools scaled to children’s proportions (trowels, spades, buckets, wheelbarrows) as well as full-sized wheelbarrows, access to water, tree cookie rounds, and seeds. Children engaged in numerous, self-generated activities, including: gathering, observing and differentiating 6 creatures (worm, […]

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Grow your own food

Students in the Foods class have been learning about whole foods and food miles. To accompany that, they have spent the class outside learning the basics of planting herbs and leafy greens. In small groups they planted seeds in small containers that they will care for for the rest of the year. They will also […]

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Big Help on the Fresh Roots Farm

Fresh Roots grows educational farms on school grounds—we LOVE outdoor education and run programs that catalyze healthy eating, ecological stewardship, and community celebration. Our programs include farm field trips for teachers and their classes that support the BC Curriculum, workshops, day camps, and youth empowerment programs. Join us at our Van Tech farm for a […]

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