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Holy Trinity Learning Garden

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Learning Gardens provide local schools with the tools to develop sustainable garden-based learning programs as well as enhance the beautification of school grounds and neighbourhoods. They provide opportunities for students, staff and volunteers to learn about horticulture and nature.

Learning Gardens are entirely organized, planted, maintained and harvested by the school and at the end of the growing season, schools have the option to donate their “crops” to the local food bank, sell their produce to fund school initiatives or simply enjoy the fruits of their labour through planned social events.

In 2013 the Parks Branch partnered with Ecole Dickinsfield School to create garden beds, which in turn became the pilot initiative to create the Learning Garden Program. 

The following schools have garden beds as a result of the Learning Garden Program:

  • Father Turcotte School
  • Westwood Community High School
  • St. Anne School
  • Greely Road School
  • Walter and Gladys Hill Public School
  • Ecole McTavish Junior High
  • Holy Trinity High School