Local & Healthy Eating

This week I took a few photos during our Green Club activity when we prepared and ate a salad. We learned how to make a healthy salad using some local ingredients, such as carrots, apples and honey for our vinaigrette. We learned about what fruits and vegetables can be grown in Quebec and looked at…

Making Paper You Can Plant!

One week in November 2017 during Green Club, we made our very own paper using newspaper and recycled paper! Then we went a step beyond and decorated our paper using petals from flowers in our schoolyard garden, as well as seeds from wild flowers and other plants. We then turned our handmade paper into cards…

Spoils from the Harvest

Our garden is turning six years old this year! We had a great harvest party in October 2017 with various stations, run by Green Club members, for our fellow daycare students, staff and parents to visit. There was a market table where visitors could purchase some of our garden’s produce, a compost station, a seed…

DIY Natural Soap

Did you know that you can make your own soap? As we learn in Green Club about where our food comes from, and how to grow our own plants, it only makes sense to learn about what kind of ingredients are in other things we use every day, like soap! Sometimes when you buy lotions…

National Forest Week

We enjoyed one of our first Green Club meetings spending some time learning about trees and forests during National Forest Week in September 2017. In groups we learned how to read tree rings and then spent some time in our schoolyard garden watering our plants and adding compost. It was a beautiful day to spend…

Harvesting Our Honey

An Alveole beehive was installed on the roof of our school in 2016-2017 and we finally got to harvest the honey from our honeybees in October 2017! After learning more about how the honeybees live and make honey, we got to work! First we “uncapped” two frames from our beehive, meaning we scraped off the…

Learning About Forests & Trees

Last September during National Forest Week, we learned about the different parts of a tree, how to read a tree’s rings and so much more in one of our first Green Club meetings. We loved going outside and taking a closer look at the trees around our school!

Certified Pollinator Garden

Last summer our B.A.S.E. Daycare Green Club at Coronation Elementary received our Certified Wildlife Friendly Habitat plaque from the Canadian Wildlife Federation. We are spending the winter learning more and more about pollinators and the plants they love and can’t wait to get back into our pollinator-friendly garden this spring and begin planting again! You…