The most exciting updates from this spring are the addition of 6 fruit trees and 14 berry shrubs, generously donated by the TDSB sustainability office! Students will soon be able to enjoy amazing fresh fruit varieties like japanese yellow plum, haskap berries, currants, logan berries, gooseberries, thornless raspberries, cherries, blueberries, strawberries, and 2 varieties of apples and pears! What a fruit basket!
The kids have been a great help in the garden, from planting to watering to mulching, kids from every grade have been helping out with their classes or just coming on their own during recess to help out "Gardener Natalie" wherever she needs it.
Next up: Garden picnic tables! Gardener Natalie has picked up some DIY picnic table kits and the kids will be helping to decorate them in the coming weeks, and can look forward to a more formal outdoor classroom space for the fall!