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…

First B.A.S.E. Newspaper of the Year

From students harvesting the spoils of their gardens, to learning about animals, media literacy and human rights, this Winter 2018 issue of the Touching B.A.S.E. on Daycare Matters newspaper has it all! Check out the pages of photos of Green Club harvest parties, a Heritage Day banquet, a Play it Fair! pedagogical day and more! Don’t…

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…

Sinclair Laird: Animal Habitats

Learning about different animals’ natural habitats helps us learn about what their needs are and how we can preserve the environment for their homes. When we look at a tree log, at first it might not look like much, but upon closer inspection, we see that it is an apartment building for bugs and small…

St. Monica: Fall Salad Fun

Saint Monica Green club students enjoyed a final feast from their schoolyard garden before the cold frost closed it down for the season. Students enjoyed harvesting the mesclun salad mix, then preparing and washing it in the salad spinner. They loved eating their straight-from-the-soil salad mix with a homemade dressing on top of a cracker….

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 her work as a young gardener she worked hard! “I learned what types of insects are good…

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 they encountered. Here is the best shot from the lot so far, sent in by…

Coronation: Pollinator Garden Flourishes!

Remember in June what Coronation’s brand new Certified Wildlife Friendly Habitat pollinator garden looked like? What a difference a summer makes! The bees absolutely love the pink Cosmos, white Yarrow and those tall purple Anise Hyssop! The bees have gotten so fat from all the delicious nectar, Mr. Ryan Oxley has seen them taking naps…

Edward Murphy: Painting With Produce!

This summer, blueberries and kale were growing faster than the neighbourhood could eat them at Edward Murphy Elementary’s B.A.S.E. Daycare garden. Ms. Melina hosted garden workshops in July and August for any interested community members. Below are a few pics of the children painting with produce after helping pulling weeds! They used all kinds of…