Saturday, 28 January 2017

Intro to School Gardens Workshop #1 of 8 (11/26/2016)

    Despite the dismal weather, everyone gathered to have morning tea and to share ideas of garden as learning spaces. We even had a chance to learn a folk song with Susan playing accordion live.

    A Group Sing-a-long

    This was the schedule for the day-presentation, a walk to gather kale and herbs (sage and rosemary) from the garden, another presentation on sustainability and zero waste management followed by cooking and eating our healthy garden soup.

    10-10:30 Welcome, introductions, and tea
    10:30-11 Workshop: Exploring school gardens as spaces of teaching and learning (Latika Raisinghani)
    11-12:15 Walk to Orchard Garden and back to harvest produce for lunch
    12:15-12:45 Workshop: Reduce waste and connect to your food! (led by Ina Tessnow-von Wysocki:)
    12:45-1 Preview of upcoming workshops; evaluation forms
    1 – 2 Making and eating lunch together

    In the Garden 

    Some important takeaways -
  • Start small, even little plants or seeds in a plastic cup can generate student talk. 
  • Pick up to a 1/2 or 2/3 of kale so it can grow back 
  • Breaking bread and sharing tasks is a part of community building. 
  • Lupii Cafe - a zero waste restaurant dedicated to sustainability. 
  • Zero Waste Market - bring your own containers for this market.
Garden in a Cup

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