News & Features - What’s happening now
January 19, 2017
We are excited to have resumed work on our outdoor learning space. You may have been around to see three big trees be hoisted by crane into awaiting excavated holes. Our main tree is a majestic Red Maple with its fast growing canopy providing shelter for learners below who will use the cedar rounds as seating. Two slower growing Oak trees will also help provide the main greenspace with much needed shade. There are lots more features to come, but the tree planting was done in late October as the optimal time to transplant.
Three apple trees are also being added, creating a visual border for the raised bed garden, and two large composting units, a gift from PAC, will arrive shortly and provide a unique learning experience for our student gardeners. Once the fall harvest is complete and the garden beds are cleared, PAC has also generously provided classrooms with our second season planting: spring bulbs!
You can tell how excited we are to be providing our students with new, hands-on learning experiences and a whole new space to do it! We are truly both pleased and proud!
The garden committee is excited to be planning and developing a green space and garden on the gravel area, which was left vacant after the departure of the Annex building. We have gathered ideas from our school community and are now in the process of sourcing out basic materials. Keep your eye on this area as we hope to break ground before the end of the year!
May 2017 – Garden update: Please see our May 2017 Newsletter – Principal’s Message – for a revised garden location and update. Thank you.