B.A.S.E. Daycare Gardens – All Organic!

This week, September 16-24, 2017, is Canada’s National Organic Week, and though B.A.S.E. Daycare Green Clubs will only be returning to their gardens next week, these green spaces and their stewards celebrate organic gardening techniques year-round!

Companion Planting

Article on companion planting from the Touching B.A.S.E. Spring 2017 Newspaper.

All B.A.S.E. Daycare Green Clubs follow organic gardening practices, which include using companion planting techniques to prevent insect infestation, crop rotation, soil solarization (a natural way to get rid of weeds without using chemical pesticides), and improving the soil by creating their own compost and adding rich compost material.

 

Mid-October, many Green Clubs will be hosting their Harvest Parties to celebrate all their hard work and share the fruits of their labour with the rest of their daycare. This year some of the Harvest Parties will feature bike blenders!

A few other fun green projects to come are a fruit orchard at Parkdale, hoop houses at St. Monica and a cold frame at Pierre De Coubertin – both are basically mini greenhouses which are great for crops of kale, spinach, lettuce and chard that do well in cold weather.

About Daycare Matters

With this blog, daycare staff, students and parents will get to see and share the wonderful things that go on in the EMSB daycares, from beading, dance and animation to film making, songwriting and green projects!
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