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…

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…

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

Heirloom Seeds Coming Soon to Your Green Club’s Seedling Sale!

Exciting news! Many of our B.A.S.E. Daycare Green Club Seedling Sales coming in May will feature heirloom fruit and vegetable seedlings thanks to Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds! Baker Creek had an excess supply of seeds they couldn’t sell because of the dates on the packages, even though the seeds are still viable. Green Club Animator…

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…

Garden Cookies!

Did you know your garden might have a sweet tooth? We made “garden cookies,” (actually seed bombs) for our schoolyard garden! Using soil, clay, water and seeds, we used our hands to make the “cookie dough” for our garden cookies. We learned that our schoolyard garden’s pollinators would like our calendula, morning glory and black…

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…

Hoop-House Experiment

Our Green Club took on the challenge of seeing if our vegetables could grow into the winter season by building a hoop-house, basically a small greenhouse. Over a structure of supports, we secured a plastic tarp that would keep the sun’s heat in to keep the plants alive. Did you know some plants like kale,…

Winter Growing Season

Our St. Monica Green Club built hoop-houses over two of our garden beds this past November to see if our crops could keep growing into the winter. We checked in on our hoop-houses over the winter and you can see below a few pictures from a sunny day this week. We’re so thrilled some of…

Seedling Sale Preparation

We can’t wait to host our next seedling sale in a few short months! In Green Club on February 26, 2018, we looked through three catalogues to order our seeds. We chose seeds of plants that our customers liked last year, seeds of our favourite plants and those that thrived in our grow station environment….