Gateway Gazette

Millarville School Principal’s Message – Food Forest

 

It is amazing that we have just one more month together for the 2014-2015 school year. I am sure that with the sun up late, the students have summer on their minds and the outdoors in their sights! What a better time to talk about the continued development of our outdoor learning space.

DSC04703-1024x768Bravo to our families, students and community members who came out to help with the initial stages of our MCS Food Forest. Along the parking lot side of the school is a bit of a construction zone right now, but with the help of guides Luke and Jordan of the Leaf Ninjas we are well on the path to having a learning space second to none. Tandee Olver, as a leading member of the Permaculture Calgary Guild, has been the driving force behind the development of our own food forest. Our food forest will take a few more weeks to set up and our students will be key components of the work and maintenance team. Once complete, this will be a showcase for other schools and organizations to see how through sustainable practices and native plants, we can grow our own edible schoolyard.*

Congratulations to our grade 8 graduating class who will be having their yearly commencement ceremony on June 5th; you will leave a lasting image on the landscape of MCS for years to come.

Enjoy the rest of May everyone!

Glenn Gibson

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Food Forest - learning*School Yard Naturalization Project

Accepting donations! Please bring your donations of compost, native plant seeds, shrubs or perennials (raspberry canes, day lilies, yarrow, bee balm, hostas, lupins etc.) To offer your time, plants or knowledge, or for more information, please contact Miss Olver at 403-938-7832

Book Sale

Thanks to everyone who donated and purchased books at the Millarville Used Book Sale: $188 was raised to support your school library!

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