School Gardens Celebration Week 2017

Spring is here again and with it the promise of your garden’s activity and bounty!

This year, as part of the Ontario 150th Anniversary celebrations, we are extending and expanding our annual event to build the network of school gardens, and to help build partnerships with local businesses and organizations to support your gardens over the years to come. School Gardens Celebration Week is May 15 to 19.

Because this year marks a special anniversary for our province, we are encouraging each of you to do something special with your garden celebrations. You can choose a day in the week for your celebration (or all the days!) and let us know your plans.  A display about your gardens that can be posted in a public space in your school or organization is one way to draw added interest in your gardens. You can also share photos and videos of the display with us, and we can promote your efforts through social media. As part of your display, we request that you include logos for School Garden Celebration Week and Ontario 150, which you can access when you sign up.

For more information about this year’s event, please contact Coordinator David Fields at schoolgardenweek150@gmail.com.

This year, because we have generous support from the Ontario 150 Community Celebrations Program, we are able to offer support to each of you to help make your garden efforts sustainable now and over the years to come. Over the coming weeks, with your assistance, we will reach out to potential partners in your community who can provide resources for your gardens, be it volunteer help over the summer months, seeds and equipment or whatever your particular needs may be.

Thank you for your school garden efforts, and for participating in School Gardens Celebration Week! We will be in touch with over the coming weeks to share updates. If you have any questions or needs, please feel free to contact David Fields, Project Coordinator at schoolgardenweek150@gmail.com.