School Garden Basics

The school garden basics resources archive offer tips for teaching outside the classroom, cool plant facts for kids, how to build a bug hotel and more.

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BC School Garden Grants

School garden grants make all the difference in the start up, maintenance and enjoyment of a school garden. Grants and funds from sponsors are often

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School Garden Basics

Gardening with kids

I love to garden. I love the peacefulness, I love watching things grow under my care and I love that I can see both immediate

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This post is written specifically to support colleagues and visiting TTOCs at Homma elementary school. Teachers from other schools are encouraged to make a similar document specific to their own walkable spaces and places for outdoor learning. The following is a list of recommended walking field trips we have visited with students. Please check with Sarah or I if you’d like to double up on your walking first trip to gain confidence or experience travelling to these spaces.

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