School Yard Greening

Vegetable Garden

We have been teaching students about growing their own food from seeds in our very own vegetable garden, using compostable materials that students collect from classrooms and staffrooms.It was fun for the kids to see a pumpkin grow all by itself from last years compost pile!

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Hall's Prairie
Surrey, BC


The Grade 3/4 class used our old raised beds to plant beans and peas. The peas provided a bumper harvest on the last day of school. We learned that beans really can't take any cold and should have been planted later. Students also learned that we should weed more regularly.

Project number: 
Sk'il' Mtn Community School
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Wild Life Garden

Plant a wildlife garden.  All you need is:

1. a little space, even a few pots can make a garden

2. put up a birdfeeder

3. include a water feature such as a bird bath

4. plant hardy native to your region plants.

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Funders and Sponsors

  • RBC Foundation
  • The Calgary Foundation
  • Kamp Kiwanis
  • Cenovus Energy
  • Alliance Pipeline
  • TD Friends of the Enivornment Foundation
  • Rife Resources Ltd