NFL School Garden Award
Congratulations to the 2019 Grant recipient:
Bruderheim School Tiger Garden
This project is a combined effort of many parties of the community. Cenovus Energy is a sponsor of the project. The Fort Saskatchewan Home Hardware donated the lumber and the Lamont High School students built the garden boxes. Thiel’s Greenhouse donated annual flowers. The Bruderheim Agricultural Society and Communities in Bloom provided perennials and hosted the planting event. Bruderheim’s School Parent Council volunteers prepared the site and planting beds, and school students planted the garden. The Bruderheim School Tiger Garden truly brought together everyone and fostered their positive community spirit.
Nutrients for Life, a proud partner of Communities in Bloom will provide a $500 grant to the Bruderheim School Tiger Garden.
Nutrients for Life Foundation Canada was launched in 2008 to inform the public of the role of nutrients in both the production of abundant, nutritious food and the preservation of healthy green spaces. The Foundation supports public education to ensure plant nutrients are responsibly applied to meet society’s need for safe, wholesome food, while protecting the environment and retaining natural areas for wildlife. Nutrients for Life has committed to fund school gardens in order to help connect youth to modern agriculture and agricultural practices, and provide them with an understanding of where our food comes from.
Further, to help inspire the development of creative, hands-on educational activities related to your school garden, Nutrients for Life has put together a curriculum resource – Nourishing the Planet in the 21st Century – which focuses on understanding the science of plant biology and how it relates to food production. The six lessons contained within also explore the scientific, social, and environmental issues that relate to modern agricultural practices that will help sustain food production for the earth’s growing population.
Nutrients for Life has also created a guide to help schools develop their gardens – Nutrients for Life Learning Garden: A Guide for Educators in Canada. The guide includes ideas that can assist you in the construction of a garden and tips on harvest, sample lesson plans, and considerations for engaging the community.
For more information, please visit: www.nutrientsforlife.ca
Information on the 2020 Edition of the Nutrients for Life School Garden Award will be forthcoming.