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4 June 2012

Which Schools are involved?

Participating Schools:
Bayview Community School
Brock Elementary
Ecole Bilingue
Grenfell Elementary
Kitsilano Secondary
Queen Elizabeth Elementary
Thunderbird Elementary

The program started in March 2009 as in 2 schools, and 190 students were involved in the garden. In 2011-2012 7 schools and 1050 students are involved.

Each school has a different level of involvement, from a few classes, to the full school.  Some gardens are small, some are much larger.  All require the input of teachers, administration, students and volunteers, to make the program successful.  
In some schools, the Garden Coordinator, Catriona Gordon, visits classes every few weeks, teaching grade-appropriate science components to the students, usually in the form on hands on workshops.  In other schools, her involvement is more limited to offering advice on establishing a garden.