Category Archives: Environmental Consciousness

Pierre Elliott Trudeau: Cucumbretti

In Garden to Plate Club at Pierre Elliott Trudeau (PET) Elementary last week, students made their very own cucumber and zucchini spaghetti (or cucumbretti) using a spiralizer. Some of the strands of cucumbretti were taller than the students, one even estimated that their piece was taller than … Continue reading

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Week 1 of Green Activities!

  The first week of extracurricular activities in B.A.S.E. Daycares began with a bang! From September 25 to 29, students took part in physical activities, creative endeavours and all things green! Here are a few snapshots of cooking and green … Continue reading

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Edward Murphy: Award-Winning Young Gardener!

During the summer months, Edward Murphy student Naïma not only helped out in the B.A.S.E. Daycare garden at her school with her mother Véronique, but also signed up to be a young gardener with the Botanical Garden’s program Jardins-jeunes. During … Continue reading

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Gerald McShane: Mini (Yummy) Harvest

Green Clubs students at Gerald McShane met yesterday for the first time this school year and had a mini harvest activity with new Green Club Animator, Ms. Shannon! Mostly made up of returning members in grades 5 and 6, the … Continue reading

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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! All B.A.S.E. Daycare Green … Continue reading

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Parkdale Arboretum Creatures

Our garden photo competition is over but here are a few more tiny creature photos taken by Marie Xue Larochelle from Vert Cite, one of B.A.S.E. Daycare’s partners in establishing schoolyard gardens. These photos were taken in Parkdale Elementary’s arboretum. … Continue reading

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Green Club Photo Competition

Over the summer months, community volunteers helped to maintain the wonderful B.A.S.E. Daycare gardens and enjoyed harvesting fresh fruits and vegetables. While helping, we encouraged the participating families to capture their moments in the garden, especially of any tiny visitors … Continue reading

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