Parkdale Students Show Their Green Thumbs

Parkdale Students Show Their Green Thumbs
May 30, 2014 David Todd
onions growing in a sensory garden

After their 2013-14 visit to Lake St. George Field Centre, Grade 6 students from Parkdale Junior and Senior Public School returned to their community inspired to make a difference.

Students from Parkdale Public School thank the Weston Family for their supportThe class used the Schoolyard Biodiversity Grant to create a sensory garden with strawberries, onions and various herbs. The garden is meant to be touched, smelled, tasted, and felt.

The students also planted native wildflowers such as butterfly weed and milkweed to attract pollinators, and transplanted wild grasses along the kindergarten fence to help green the space and prevent litter from collecting.