Silverheights P.S Garden
Build Day with Your Neighbourhood Credit Union
On June 21, 2018 Silverheights P.S was granted a lovely new food garden from our friends at Your Neighbourhood Credit Union. Volunteers from the local Cambridge chapter came to help build the gardens alongside the eager staff and student groups. Dozens of students were able to participate in building their food garden by shovelling soil, and planting seeds and donated seedlings from Empire P.S.
The students planted carrots, beans, corn, squash, tomatoes, and even watermelon in the raised beds. One bed is designated for Indigenous learning curriculum regarding the “Three Sisters” planting practices of Canadas Indigenous Peoples.
The wood frames for the gardens came from woodworking students at KCI and were constructed for student volunteer hours. Thanks to the collaboration of our friends and sponsors, we were able to build another new garden in 2018 for student experienced-based learning and school food garden curriculum.