gardening

Ready, Set, Grow!

Ready, Set, Grow! is a workplace training program to help prepare adult students for entry level positions in the Ontario landscape industry.  This innovative project involves partners from industry, adult education, and employment. The free, Ontario government-sponsored program matches adult students facing challenges with local landscaping companies facing a serious shortage of workers. In addition… Read more

Intergenerational Landed Learning

Today is Intergenerational Learning Canada Day! Intergenerational Landed Learning is an initiative by the UBC Faculty of Education to bring elementary school children and community gardeners together at the UBC farm. From September to June each year, classes of grades 3 to 7 children partner with Farm Friend volunteers to sow, grow and harvest food… Read more

Earth Day

Today is Earth Day and the theme for 2016 is Trees for the Earth. If you’re looking for resources to teach about nature and how we can help protect it, Nature Works Everywhere is a website from The Nature Conservancy that hosts a selection of 56 videos with accompanying lessons plans. And, if your students… Read more

Learning through Gardening

Today is Earth Day, a good time to think of embedding learning in gardening. Developed for adult literacy tutors, Learning Through Gardening is pack of four modules from Ireland. The modules cover math, digital literacy, communications and horticulture. Worksheets and tutor notes with tips and suggestions are included.  Click here to access this resource. And,… Read more