UHill School Garden – Volunteers Needed Wednesday March 4, 2015

Did you know that our U-Hill School Garden has small garden beds beside the small playground, a Blueberry patch, mini fruit orchard, four raised garden beds at the south east side of the school, and many black garden pots?

The  garden provides students with an enriched learning space and teachers have done various projects with their classes over the past three years as they have worked with the children to establish these gardens. Some examples of past mini projects include seed tapes, indoor and outdoor planting, harvesting, eating, and composting…etc. You can find the story here: https://uhillgarden.wordpress.com/

A Spring Garden Clean-up is a great way to kick off this early spring season. It is an opportunity to get the garden space ready for our children to participate and observe growing plants with their classes, to beautify the school yard, and to meet and share time with our great school community. We plan to pull a few weeds, amend and turn the soil, and perhaps transplant a few strawberry plants. We will also have the opportunity to participate in a free fruit tree pruning workshop with an expert from UBC.

Garden knowledge is NOT required, and tools will be provided. If you happen to have an extra garden shovel, feel free to bring it along.

We are calling out parents and their kids to join us at this working party 3:10-5:00pm on Wednesday March 4th. If you are available, please send an email to uhillpac@gmail.com to confirm your attendance, and then drop by our Blueberry patch at the above time.

We hope to see you in the garden!

The U-Hill Garden Committee

Kate Foreman Ng, Andrea McEwan, Lori Freeze, Connie Chen, Nancy Brown

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