Friday, 30 November 2012

Workshop Series #2: Curriculum Connections

Our second workshop took place on November 17 and we focused on how to connect gardens to current high school and elementary school curriculums and how we can adapt and implement new curriculum that works with gardens.  We were lucky enough to be joined by Stacy Freidman from the Intergenerational Landed Learning Project on the UBC Farm and a group of current and former students from Windermere Secondary School.  Everyone gave really amazing and inspiring presentations.  It was a wonderful learning and sharing experience and everyone left looking foreword to more.

Workshop Series #1: Why school gardens?

On October 27 we welcomed a group of students from the Teacher Education program out to the Orchard Garden for the first of six Workshops about Garden Based Education.  

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Developing the Chinese Market Garden/Native Plant Garden

The first bok choi at the Chinese Market Garden.  
 About 2 years ago, the Chinese Market Garden and Native Plant Garden was developed. It is a living experiment in teaching and learning about the largely untold shared history of Chinese migrant communities and Musqueam First Nations people here on the banks of the Fraser River, on unceded traditional Musqueam territory.

Monday, 5 November 2012

The Orchard Garden office in late autumn light

While we were preparing for our Dark Garden Arts event and the TLEF renewal process in the Garden office last week, the late autumn sun burst through, low in the sky, and made everything golden. Even the foosball game was beautiful.