Wickaninnish Community School Garden Program
Did you know the Wickaninnish Elementary School has a Vegetable Garden and a Food Forest?
Over the past few years we have helped to revitalize the long existing school garden space and create a consistent program for the students. They learn about soil preparation, composting, planting seeds, watering and maintaining the garden.
Each class has an opportunity to spend time with our School Garden Coordinator, Dan Price-Francis, to learn about where their food comes from. A school garden club meets every week at lunch hour, giving children a chance to get their hands dirty, learn, and participate in the upkeep of a garden. The food grown provides fresh produce for the school lunch program and allows children to enjoy the fruits of their little labour.
We'd like to acknowledge and thank those who have made the continuous growth of our school garden possible! With the help of our community, we have begun to plant a very productive and beautiful Food Forest. This autumn we have planted fruit trees, berry bushes, edible flowers and herbs. We still have a lot of work to do.