Classroom Garden Tower Gardener Needed

at Ottawa Network for Education (view profile)
Location 900 Morrison Drive Suite 205
Date Posted May 31
Category Green Community
Opportunity Type Volunteer
Subject Area Education
Estimated time (hours) 1 weekly
Targeted Skills horticulture

Description

Classroom Gardens

Learning to Grow! From seed to harvest, in-school gardens nurture minds and nourish bodies.

Kids learn best when they can see, feel, touch and fully experience the subject matter they are studying. That being true, can you think of a better way to teach children about plants and nutrition, and to support healthy eating, than to grow vegetables in the classroom?

Classroom Gardens is a new pilot project that is bringing indoor gardening into elementary and secondary classrooms across all four Ottawa school boards. Throughout the school year, and even through the cold winter months, these students are growing plants from seed, and learning in a hands-on way about plant life-cycles, nutrition, and entrepreneurship. Most importantly, students will have the opportunity to eat the food they’ve grow, which is a proven way to get kids excited about eating healthy, fresh vegetables.

We are looking for volunteers to visit the towers weekly to water them, add worms, trimming etc. No experience necessary as training will be provided.

All volunteers are required to be screened through ONFE and obtain a cleared vulnerable sector police check.

To get involved, contact Program Manager Carole Dufort at cdufort@onfe-rope.ca .

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