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Learn how these innovative school ground greening projects support the local ecosystem while showcasing best practices in urban agriculture, sustainability and managing water.
Urban Agriculture in Schools: Eastdale’s Rooftop Market Garden
Wednesday, April 27 | 3:30–4:30pm EDT
Learn how an under-utilized roof space at an inner-city school was transformed into a 1/2 acre thriving rooftop garden.
At Eastdale Collegiate, a successful partnership between the Toronto District School Board and FoodShare’s School Grown program supports students in hands-on learning about urban agriculture and food literacy. The fresh produce grown by the students supplies the school’s culinary program and cafeteria. The harvest is also sold to farmer’s markets and local restaurants, providing students with a first-hand opportunity to learn about social enterprise and sustainability.
Field to Table Schools Manager, FoodShare Toronto
Katie German runs School Grown, a schoolyard farming social enterprise of FoodShare Toronto. She combines her youth work experience, high school teaching degree, and urban farming experience to deliver an engaging youth employment program that hires young people to farm their school yards.
ACL Science, Numeracy, Physical Education | Eastdale Collegiate Institute, TDSB
David Servos is an educator and beekeeper. He has been teaching high school students about food production and healthy eating for ten years. He currently works closely with Foodshare on the School Grown project.
The Greening of a School – Establishing a Pattern of Success and Possibility
Tuesday, May 3 | 3:30–4:30pm EDT
Follow the path of 15 years of successful greening projects that have created rich learning opportunities at Don Mills C.I.
Landscaping with water features, aquaponics, greenhouses, urban forestry, design, urban farming and connections to the hospitality industry are a few of the achievements to date. Future projects include an outdoor kitchen and eating area, small scale orchard and planting of grape vines.
See these projects from a point of view of planning, execution, financing, possible struggles and success. Learn how to support your own program with large and small opportunities which will engage your students in a powerful way.
Teacher, Don Mills Collegiate Institute, TDSB
Dan Kunanec is a Green Industries and Technological Design teacher at Don Mills C. I. In Toronto. He has a background in the Design, Construction, and Hospitality industries. He is a winner of a Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in Education, for his dynamic and interconnected Green programming.
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