General Vanier: Log Bench Project

Last Thursday, Green Club had an exciting delivery at General Vanier: 6 large logs that will be used to create log benches for an outdoor classroom adjacent to the garden in front of the school. The logs were brought by a team from the local council, dumped from the back of a large truck and…

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…

General Vanier: Students Learn How to Create a Vermicompost!

Ryan Oxley, B.A.S.E. Green Initiative Advisor A few weeks ago, General Vanier had a workshop from the Saint Leonard Eco-Quartier. The workshop was about worms and how they produce compost. The students learned about the biology of the worm and also how to create a vermicompost habitat. It was really engaging for them as they got to…

General Vanier: Green Club Intergenerational Cooking Workshop

Ryan Oxley, B.A.S.E. Green Initiative Advisor This fall, students from General Vanier’s Green Club enjoyed a fun cooking experience with seniors from the local Saint Leonard area. Grade 4, 5 and 6 students interacted alongside seniors to make two flavours of pumpkin seeds as well as a pumpkin and orange jam. The students had lots of…

General Vanier: Pollinator Hotels

Grade 4-5-6 students from General Vanier Elementary School discovered the importance of pollinators and the magic of the honeybee! It turns out that not all bugs are pests, and that some insects are essential in order for our gardens and urban ecosystems to thrive. Even scary bugs like spiders eat other pests, and others, like…