The greening committee will be hosting work parties in the school garden from 9:00-10:15 a.m. every Wednesday over the next few weeks. There is a lot to do, including turning soil, adding compost, weeding and planting seeds. If you have an hour to spare, come on by! We have all the tools we’ll need. Simply meet at the garden behind the school.
The school greening team will be hosting a garden party on Monday, June 15th from 1:00-3:00 at the school. They will have pasta, salad and lemonade for all to nibble and enjoy as well as garden games! All parents are invited to attend and participate.
The school greening team could also use a few volunteers to help with planting. If you’re available to pitch in for even just a little while, please email Suzanne at emergentdynamics AT yahoo.co.uk.
Children aren’t the only things growing at Trafalgar School! The school garden is already in full swing with stage two of the school greening project almost complete. Thanks to the financial support of the Evergreen Foundation and the Trafalgar PAC (with your donations!), our hard working volunteers and students have planted cherry trees, plum trees, raspberries, strawberries, and Saskatoon berries to create an edible orchard. We’ve also planted beautiful native shrubs and flowers to attract hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. We’ve also put in an herb garden and installed an outside classroom with 32 seats! Students have been wonderful participants and supporters, moving tons of dirt and gravel, digging holes of trees and watering, watering, watering!
If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, come have a look the next time you’re at the school.
Although all this development has been wonderful, the school greening committee really needs you’re help. We need more volunteers to help with watering, weeding, harvesting food, and helping with gardening classes and pocket markets. If you have even just a little time to spare (whether one time or over several weeks) please email the PAC and we’ll forward your email to volunteer organizer Suzanne.
We will hold a similar pocket market next week on Monday, April 30th from 2:30-3:30. We will be selling local produce, baked goods, gardening kits and masonry bee hives. Students donate all proceeds to the school garden.
Once again we’ll have items available for preorder. Simply complete the pocket market preorder form for April 30th and email to suzanneATrockymountainflatbread.ca.
After this pocket market we’ll be taking a break for a couple of weeks in preparation for our next set of pocket markets. So shop while you can!
Don’t miss our first spring pocket market! For the first time, you can preorder items in advance, including fruit/veggie boxes, honey, bee homes and growing kits for potatoes, peas, herbs and salad greens. Perfect for having fun and eating healthy with your child!
You can also preorder canvas carry bags featuring one-of-a-kind student drawings of the garden — just in time for spring fashion season! Simply complete the preorder form for pocket markets to select your items and email it to suzanne AT rockymountainflatbread.ca before noon on Monday, April 23rd.
All proceeds go toward the school garden. Pay in cash at pick up.