School Gardens * After School Cooking Classes * Camps
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: We have a garden space at our school that has not been used in a long time. Are you able to provide a class to help us re establish the space?
A: Yes, it is best to connect with us via phone to discuss in more detail what your intentions are with the space and how many classes would like to get involved. Please note however, that we are now only offering whole school programs instead of 1 class only being serviced as we find this to be more sustainable for both the school and as an organization. See our Consultation link for details.
Q: What is the cost to build a school garden?
A: Depending on how many boxes you require, your District’s policies on building gardens and what you already have, the costs can vary. We prefer to use the Life Space Garden Boxes as a start which provide self watering boxes made from local sustainable materials. Life Space also offers discounts on DIY boxes for students/teachers to build together which link project based learning.
Q: Do you offer workshops for teachers to learn how grow food for our school?
A: Yes, a workshop can be created for a Professional Development Day to teachers in your school or District. Costs vary from $250 to $500 depending on the scope, number of participants, materials and supplies needed. The workshop can cover a variety of information including best practices for what to grow year round, how to engage the community, lessons and curriculum links as well as info on grant writing to fund your project.