Community Roots School Gardens

In partnership with SD68, Nanaimo Foodshare has created 5 Community Roots Food Gardens.

In partnership with SD68, Nanaimo Foodshare has created 5 Community Roots Food Gardens at John Barsby Community School, Fairview Community School, Georgia Avenue, Park Avenue and Brechin Elementary.

The gardens were created to inspire students to grow, harvest and enjoy their own fresh organic food while learning more about their local food system and how to become stewards of the environment.

The gardens act as outdoor classrooms to explore scientific theory, apply math lessons, create art, reflect and write, improve motor skills and promote healthier eating habits.

Isiah, age 9 says “Kale is my favourite. The caterpillars like it too."

“I have never eaten spinach but I like eating it from our garden.” Mason age 8.

Great Article Featuring Park Ave. Community Roots Food Garden

http://info.evergreen.ca/en/blog/entry/a-school-garden-and-community-gathering-space

We would like to send a big thank you to West Coast Seeds for their
very generous donation of seeds to our Community Roots Food Gardens!