|Quotes and Testimonials|
Quotes from the teachers…
For many of my students it was the realization that food doesn’t come from the store. Others did see it as a lot of work, but still pitched in to help. All of the students had a chance to try some of the vegetables that we grew and most tried them even if they said they didn’t like them. Staff also enjoyed the vegetables. We learned how to plant better for the plants and which plants should be placed where. Students were not as eager to water as they were to feed the worms sometimes, but all chores associated with the garden were taken care of without any problems. I truly believe it helped my students have a clearer and firsthand look on how everything on the earth supports each other.
- Deb Chappell, Sutherland School, Saskatoon
It has certainly made them aware of where their food comes from and the growing process. They were amazed that such a small seed could produce such a big plant. They also recognized that different plants start from different seeds. At the beginning some were hesitant to get their hands dirty by handling the soil but that soon changed. Some just liked to hold the soil in their hands and liked the feel of it.
- Anita King, Leask Community School, Leask
It has been an excellent opportunity for our students. They have been actively involved from the beginning of the project. They were just as excited about the garden at the end of the year as they were at the beginning. I often had kids say, “Next year we should…” or “Next time we need to try…”. They really loved every part of the project and can’t wait to start again. Some have also started gardens of their own at home.
- Marni Chadwick, Assiniboia Elementary, Assiniboia
The garden created…”Insight into plants, budding gardeners, preference for food without packages, absolutely fanatic about recycling, sparked interest in biology”
- Beverly Bzdel, Wynyard Elementary School, Wynyard
We gave away cucumbers and green peppers. We gave gladiolus to our moms and we made posters to share our knowledge. We did a musical for our whole community and we shared our granola with our parents and the new kindergarten students and our parents.
- JoAnne Lapierre, Laird School, Laird
We love to see the plants germinate, flower and produce vegetables. The results in the plants after the light was installed was amazing. Everyone in the school and community was impressed and pleased that their children were learning about plants. I hope that the students will be ready to plan, when they are leaders here, to build and operate a green house.
- Margaret Kriger, Father Porte Memorial Dene School, Black Lake
The program was fantastic. My students loved it and so did I. It was great to be involved with and I think that I would do a better job my second time around.
- Deana Kempel, Athabasca School, Regina
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