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 ...
Benefits of School Yard Gardens
How food choices affect
environment, health, and
surrounding
communities
Opportunity to br...
Recent Growth in London
‘Seed to Table’ at University Heights P.S
• LCRC
•Covent Garden Market
•Growing Chefs
•Thames Vall...
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
 C...
Community Partners
London Middlesex Master Gardeners
http://www.londonmiddlesexmastergardeners.com/
Fanshawe College Lands...
Resources
FoodShare Ontario
http://www.foodshare.net/school-groups-and-researchers
Richmond School Yard Society
http://www...
www.lcrc.on.ca
Thank you
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School Gardens in London, Canada

  1. 1. School Gardens London Community Resource Centre Linda Davies Brittany McMullan February 7, 2014
  2. 2. Agenda Benefits of School Yard Gardens Recent Growth in London How to Start Your Garden Community Partners Resources
  3. 3. Benefits of School Yard Gardens FoodShare Ontario: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgzbYBznyc0#t=55
  4. 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. 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. 6. Recent Growth in London ‘Seed to Table’ at University Heights P.S • LCRC •Covent Garden Market •Growing Chefs •Thames Valley School Board
  7. 7. Recent Growth in London Outdoor Classroom and Sensory Garden of the ‘Knowledge Garden’
  8. 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. 9. 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/
  10. 10. 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/
  11. 11. www.lcrc.on.ca Thank you Questions and Discussion

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