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 green club welcomed a few new students and all are super keen to embark on…

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 Clubs follow organic gardening practices, which include using companion planting techniques to prevent insect infestation,…

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. Can you identify what these creatures are? Let us know in the comments!

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…

St. Monica: Garden Life

Nestled in the middle of NDG, the St. Monica B.A.S.E. Daycare community garden is full of life—from bursting blueberries to busy bees! If you’d like to help out in the garden, try your hand at weeding, watering and planting (and don’t forget eating!), then email growb.a.s.e.gardens@gmail.com. We’re waiting for you!  

Summer Garden Fun!

B.A.S.E. Daycare communities are still enjoying their gardens during the summer holidays. Parents and students are helping with garden maintenance, watering, weeding, planting and even harvesting fruits and veggies to throw into, say, a delicious salad! If you would like to help in the gardens or participate in a workshop as a great summer activity…

Cedarcrest: New Container Garden

After months and months of waiting and hard work, Cedarcrest Green Club students finally officially opened their new schoolyard garden. The work of students, parents, school and daycare staff and local organizations (VertCite, COSSL, Quebec en Forme and Croquarium), this B.A.S.E. Daycare garden was truly a collaborative effort and a great first step in establishing a…