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    • School Gardens London Community Resource Centre Linda Davies Brittany McMullan February 7, 2014
    • Agenda Benefits of School Yard Gardens Recent Growth in London How to Start Your Garden Community Partners Resources
    • Benefits of School Yard Gardens FoodShare Ontario: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgzbYBznyc0#t=55
    • 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
    • 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
    • Recent Growth in London ‘Seed to Table’ at University Heights P.S • LCRC •Covent Garden Market •Growing Chefs •Thames Valley School Board
    • Recent Growth in London Outdoor Classroom and Sensory Garden of the ‘Knowledge Garden’
    • 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
    • Community Partners London Middlesex Master Gardeners http://www.londonmiddlesexmastergardeners.com/ Fanshawe College Landscape Design Program http://www.fanshawec.ca/programs-courses/full-time-programs/dls4-intro TD Friends of the Environment Foundation https://fef.td.com/ COPP’S Buildall http://www.coppsbuildall.com/ Growing Chefs http://growingchefsontario.ca/ Heeman’s Nursery http://www.heeman.ca/
    • Resources FoodShare Ontario http://www.foodshare.net/school-groups-and-researchers Richmond School Yard Society http://www.kidsinthegarden.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1&Itemid=2 Edible School Yard Project http://edibleschoolyard.org/ City Schoolyard Gardens http://www.cityschoolyardgarden.org/kids-blog/
    • www.lcrc.on.ca Thank you Questions and Discussion