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…

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…

Newspaper Seeding

The Edward Murphy Green Club is back in full swing! We kicked off our first spring Green Club meeting with a newspaper seeding activity. Some seeds we’re starting are zucchini, green kale, zinnia flowers and grape tomatoes! We can’t wait to see how they do!

Bee Hotel

Our Green Club has been working on creating a bee habitat for many weeks this winter. We finally finished our project by decorating our bee hotel with beads, paint and designs! We learned about how Canadian native bee populations are declining because of chemical fertilizers and pesticides being used, and wanted to help by creating…

Seed Bomb Day

On Monday, March 26, 2018, there was an exciting “Seed Bomb Day” event at Edward Murphy! Two daycare groups made two different types of seed bombs. The Grades 4 to 6 students made greens bombs with black and green kale and arugula. The Grade 2 to 3 group made marigolds bombs to add colour, attract…

Soil, Seeds & Fun!

Did you know you could make “bombs” with flowers and plants? Seed bombs that is! In Green Club this March, we made three kinds of seed bombs: Fence Bombs with colourful morning glories and scarlet runner beans (climbers), Kale Bombs with black, purple and green kale, and Pollinator Bombs using poppies, black eyed Susan and…