St. Raphael: Hydroponic System Phase II

Turns out spending lunch time once a week knee-deep in plants, science, math and hydroponics is super fun for these St. Raphael daycare students! In phase two of the HydroFlora project happening at St. Raphael, students have moved from doing more hands-on projects to more theoretical learning, much to the amazement and happiness of the…

Garden Cookies! — Green Club Montreal

Have you made “garden cookies” for your garden yet? Check out this great post from the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Green Club! Did you know your garden might have a sweet tooth? We made “garden cookies,” (actually seed bombs) for our schoolyard garden! Using soil, clay, water and seeds, we used our hands to make the…

Local & Healthy Eating — Green Club Montreal

Who knew learning could be so yummy! Love this Nutrition Month blog post from a daycare student in Coronation’s Green Club! This week I took a few photos during our Green Club activity when we prepared and ate a salad. We learned how to make a healthy salad using some local ingredients, such as carrots, apples…

Making Paper You Can Plant! — Green Club Montreal

Here’s a post from the Green Club Montreal blog by Gerald McShane Green Club! One week in November 2017 during Green Club, we made our very own paper using newspaper and recycled paper! Then we went a step beyond and decorated our paper using petals from flowers in our schoolyard garden, as well as seeds…

St. Raphael: Hydroponic System Phase I

An exciting new project at St. Raphael is underway! B.A.S.E. Daycare students are spending their lunch times once a week building a Living Green Wall with Concordia’s Food Group Research Project HydroFlora who work within Concordia’s Greenhouse. Here is the hydroponic system the students have built so far, the first step before actually constructing their green wall!…

Green Club: Edible Art

Have you ever used cut up fruits and vegetables to create art? Well Ms. Shannon’s Green Club students did just that this past January and designed some delectable creations! Based on an idea from Salad People by Mollie Katzen, students put together their favourite animals, landscape scenes, self portraits and more by using the variety…

Parkdale: Hoop House

Can you spot the hoop house in the snow at Parkdale elementary? Green Club students had to dig out their hoop house, or cold frame greenhouse, on Thursday, January 18, 2018 to check and see how their vegetables are doing growing in the winter! They couldn’t check under the tarp then or the following week…

Carlyle: Garlic Experience

“You plant garlic seed with the pointy-end up,” said Nicolle, a member of Carlyle’s B.A.S.E. Daycare Green Club. She shared this tip during a garlic tasting activity on December 1, 2017 with her fellow Grade 3 and 4 Green Club members. Earlier in the fall, students planted garlic seed into the garden along with tulips…

B.A.S.E. Spotlight: Using a Schoolyard Garden

The St. Monica B.A.S.E. Daycare Green Club has been lucky to have teacher Mr. Eric Rowles be so heavily involved in the schoolyard garden both during class time and after school. B.A.S.E. Green Clubs love seeing teachers and educators use the gardens as an educational tool beyond the daycare environment. Here are a few thoughts…