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…

Milk Carton Seeding

We’re mimicking nature in our Nesbitt Green Club these early spring days by growing seeds indoors! This week we re-purposed milk cartons to start some seeds to plant outside in our future veggie garden and in planters around the school grounds. We tried seeding tomatoes, kale, basil, zinnias and lavatera flowers to see if they…

Seeding, Re-purposing & Earth Day

Who knew milk and egg cartons could be used for so much more than holding milk and eggs? We up-cycled/recycled/re-purposed our milk and egg cartons to start our seedlings for our schoolyard garden! One method we learned about for preparing seed trays is the “sprinkle method,” which we used for our basil, lettuce and kale…

World Water Day Relay Race

On March 22, 2018, in honour of World Water Day, our Green Club played the “Right to Accessible Water” relay race from the Equitas Play it Fair! game developed for the David Suzuki Foundation’s “Suzuki Superhero Challenge.” We learned about the importance of clean drinking water, while also sharing the responsibility of ensuring that everyone…

World Water Day: Clean Water Sources

On March 22, 2018, we learned the importance of clean water sources in Green Club for World Water Day. To start off, our Green Club played a game to discover which of six household appliances is the “thirstiest!” Turns out it’s the toilet! Then we began to visualize the current state of the earth’s major…

Sprouting Sprouts

Back in early February, our Green Club began learning about growing sprouts and veggies using simple hydroponics and aquaponics. We learned that there are all kinds of ways we can grow food and plants without even using soil or a garden! We put together our “salad growing” station from a mini aquaponics set Ms. Shannon had….

Feeding the Birds, Bugs & Squirrels

Do you wish you could make a bird feeder but don’t know how to start? All you need is an orange, some small sticks, twine and bird seed! In our Green Club we made bird feeders by emptying out some oranges (yum), and constructing them so they could hang around our schoolyard garden filled with…

Nutrition Month Yumminess

One of our Green Club activities in March was spent making a yummy salad for a healthy snack. Not only did we get to enjoy the salad after making it from scratch, but we also learned which fruits and vegetables are grown in Quebec! By Asher

Orange Peel Bird Feeders

Did you know you could even up-cycle some of your own food?! Our Green Club discovered what we could do with something as simple as orange peels: Turn them into bird feeders! Using only a few materials, we were soon stringing up our orange peel bird feeders around our schoolyard, adding a splash of beautiful colour…