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School Gardens London Community Resource Centre Linda Davies Brittany McMullan February 7, 2014.

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1 School Gardens London Community Resource Centre Linda Davies Brittany McMullan February 7, 2014

2 Agenda Benefits of School Yard Gardens Recent Growth in London How to Start Your Garden Community Partners Resources

3 Benefits of School Yard Gardens FoodShare Ontario:

4 Benefits of School Yard Gardens Essential Life Skills Hand-on learning Integrated with curriculum “Field to Table Schools works with educators, parents, and students from JK through Grade 12, to implement hands-on cooking and gardening activities..” -- FoodShare Ontario

5 Benefits of School Yard Gardens How food choices affect environment, health, and surrounding communities Opportunity to bring communities together “kids + gardens + healthy food = stronger communities” -- Richmond Schoolyard Garden Society

6 Recent Growth in London ‘Seed to Table’ at University Heights P.S LCRC LCRC Covent Garden Market Covent Garden Market Growing Chefs Growing Chefs Thames Valley School Board Thames Valley School Board

7 Recent Growth in London Outdoor Classroom and Sensory Garden of the ‘Knowledge Garden’ of the ‘Knowledge Garden’

8 How to Start Your Garden Buy-in from stakeholders Principal, teachers, school board, students, and community members Create a workable design Size and type of garden bed Appropriate location Sun, Water, and Soil Fits in to current schoolyard environment

9 Community Partners London Middlesex Master Gardeners Fanshawe College Landscape Design Program TD Friends of the Environment Foundation https://fef.td.com/ COPP’S Buildall Growing Chefs Heeman’s Nursery

10 Resources FoodShare Ontario Richmond School Yard Society Edible School Yard Project City Schoolyard Gardens

11 Thank you Questions and Discussion


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