Green Club Harvest Parties

The Before and After School Enriched (B.A.S.E.) Daycare Program Green Clubs have a tradition of celebrating the harvest from the school gardens each fall in an annual Harvest Party. The festivities are centered around connecting the school community to their garden and promoting healthy eating through preparing nutritional meals. Other benefits include engaging staff, students…

New Garden Construction

Cedarcrest has a new and improved garden this growing season thanks to the hard work of some keen parent volunteers and our B.A.S.E. Daycare Green Club, plus a little help from the funds we raised at our seedling sale. After a year with our container garden, the new raised planters were constructed and filled with…

Pollinator-Friendly Plant Kits

Our lunchtime Green Club at Elizabeth Ballantyne School applied for and received ten free pollinator-friendly plant kits for signing-up to participate in the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s (CWF) “WILD Spaces for Schools” program. We began planting the 40 pollinator-friendly perennial plants to attract monarchs, hummingbirds, bees, butterflies and songbirds in May. The honeybees in our Alveole…

First Seedling Sale Ever!

Our Green Club hosted our first ever seedling sale this May during Daycare Week to raise money to turn our container garden into a permanent schoolyard garden! We raised $120! Thank you to all who supported us! “I enjoyed selling the flowers to the parents and raising money for the new garden,” said Vasco. What else…

New Garden Tools – Thanks Eco League!

This week our Green Club celebrated receiving our new garden tool box and tools from the Eco League, Learning for a Sustainable Future grant we won. It was also Daycare Week and beautiful weather so we spent our Green Club time outside direct seeding a mix of radish, spinach and lettuce. We then enjoyed some fresh…

Pollinator Garden Fiesta

On May 15, 2018 during Daycare Week, our Green Club invited fellow B.A.S.E. daycare students to enjoy the garden. We also shared our knowledge of pollination, since our schoolyard garden is a Certified Wildlife Friendly Habitat! We showed the younger students how to spread flower seeds and care for them so that the flowers will…

Finally Planting!

While we’re still working on seeding and caring for our seedlings (melons, heirloom tomatoes, and eggplants oh my!), we finally got out into our garden on April 27 to plant some radish and transplant our lettuce!

Spring Garden Seeding

We spent this past gorgeous Monday in the sunshine, working in Edward Murphy’s schoolyard garden during our after school Green Club. It felt so good to be outside without winter jackets, planting and watering and seeing what’s already growing in our garden!