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Castlebridge PS had a lot going on: Gardening Club, Recycling Club
Applying for EcoSchool Certification
provided a framework for further action that included school waste audit, energy conservation, curriculum integration
-wiggly worms workshop
-waste reduction workshop
-participated in EcoSource Inservice PD course
Castlebridge Learning Garden
An Idea Took Root...
-started developing sense of staff commitment
-building community commitment, connecting with School Council Chair
-site visits to schools with established outdoor gardens
-started with indoor planters
Starting the Garden ...........
-organize a team and distribute responsibilities
-start a project file for facilities manager
-site survey, get approvals
-expert advice urban agriculturalist
-Region of Peel Landscape Consultants
-City of Mississauga - water source
-students involved through curriculum
connections/designing the garden/interview
-Establish a timeline by breaking down your
project into manageable chunks, being mindful of:
-Facilities Manager's timelines
-Construction Contractor's priorities
School Ground Greening
-TDFEF (partnership with Ecosource really helped, enlist a grant writer and follow-up writers)
Castlebridge Fundraising Partners
For Us, It Was Big!!!
- buy your plants from a reputable garden centre e.g., Sheridan or Humber
- full day planting involving all grade levels
- ask parent community to lend a helping hand
- have some experts (Ecosource) on hand to help things go smoothly