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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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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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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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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 … Continue reading

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EMSB is Going to the Bees!

By the end of this school year, eight English Montreal School Board (EMSB) Elementary Schools, including Gerald McShane, Hampstead, Michelangelo International, Nesbitt, and St. Gabriel, and nine High Schools will have beehives installed by Alvéole, The Urban Beekeeping Company. The … Continue reading

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Michelangelo: Soil vs. Dirt

Johanna Donovan, B.A.S.E. Media Advisor Monday, April 10, 2017, B.A.S.E. Daycare Green Club representatives, along with Green Club Animator Van Ferrier, gave a workshop to fellow students on all-things soil. With the better weather finally here, Green Club students are anxious … Continue reading

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Cedarcrest: Food Waste and Ugly Food

Sabrina Steen, B.A.S.E. Green Club Animator Cedarcrest Green Club students took action on food waste this week, making sure each fruit (even ugly fruit) travelled successfully from garden to plate—instead of from garden to landfill! After engaging in a discussion and sharing stories about food waste, each … Continue reading

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