Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Thank You!

Au Revoir Salt Spring Coffee!

Mucho Gracias Toyota Evergreen Foundation!

All kindergarten students got to plant their first ‘winter crop’ – flower bulbs!
These were bulbs needing to go to good homes leftover from the Grade 7 fundraiser so it bookended the classes nicely.  Thanks to PAC for paying for the bulbs!

When it’s sunny - pruning, pruning and more pruning as we put the gardens to rest for the winter with their blanket of leaves.  The leaves provide habitat for healthy garden life and protect bulbs and roots from frost. Thanks to Mr. Smathers help with raking!

We have several more winter grains to plant.  We have donated soil waiting.  We have permission to place two of the planter boxes Wolfe students built with Ms. Ingram last year.  We have had a representative from the VSB Grounds Department as well as a School Trustee come to the school lately.  We have hired a landscape architect who will draw up some more useful plans for the garden area by the annex.  We hope to present these plans at a future PAC meeting.

Hats off to Salt Spring Coffee – they have generously supported the Green Team and the gardening initiatives at the school.  We will miss them on Main Street, but are grateful for their ongoing financial support towards helping educate children about environmental practices. 

We have also completed our Toyota Evergreen School Greening Grant Report.  We received funds to buy tools, plants, materials and get expert help.  Many Thanks!

Here's a great link about healthy schools, playgrounds and learning...