Environment Stories of Caledon

Humberview Heads into New Vegetable Garden Project Season with Work-bee

Students building gardens at Humberview
Submitted to Just Sayin' Caledon

Thank you to Andrew Hagen, Curricular Head of Science, Humberview Secondary School for this great recap and photo collection from a very successful work-bee that launched this year’s Vegetable Garden Project!

Yesterday, May 6th, at Humberview,  the grade 11 environmental science and French immersion anthropology classes participated in a work-bee to prepare the school’s community garden for the season.

The community garden project began last year with Trustee Stan Cameron’s initiative to build community gardens in Caledon’s public schools.  These gardens produced hundreds of pounds of fresh produce that were donated to the food closet at The Exchange in Bolton.  This resulted in families receiving fresh local produce that would otherwise have been unavailable to them.

Humberview’s garden was the largest garden last year, and following last year’s success, a grant application was written for Humberview by Karen Hutchinson from Albion Hills Community Farm.  The application was accepted and Humberview received $3795 to put toward improvements for the garden.

That’s where the work-bee idea came from.  Earlier in the semester the Grade 11 environmental science class was tasked with assigning the funds for various items to improve the garden.  Important items were identified, ordered and delivered.  Now, the work needed to be done.

The students worked hard and lots of work was completed as many hands make light work! The students enjoyed the opportunity to spend the day out in the spring sun while giving back to the community.  They were also joined by town councillor (former Humberview guidance counsellor), Doug Maskell who fired up the barbeque to feed the hungry crew!

There is still more work to do and we are excited to see the fruits of this labour as we move through the seasons.


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