Here are resources we use often and love to plan, plant and harvest bountiful community and school gardens!
SCHOOL BOARD GUIDELINES
When planning a new garden check your local school or park board planning guidelines.
BUILDING SCHOOL GARDEN BEDS
Life Space Gardens create robust school garden beds that are self watering so you do not have to invest in expensive watering systems. They are also a local company based in North Vancouver.
GROWING VEGETABLES, HERBS & FRUITS
Project Garden have GREAT videos on how to grow perfect veggies for your fall, spring and summer garden.
SQUARE FOOT GARDEN PLANS
Delicious themed square foot garden beds based on growing a seasonal salad, juice or stir fry. Thanks Life Space Gardens.
FIRST NATION PLANTS
Lori Snyder, from Earth & Company, has documented plants often found in school & community grounds that First Nations have used for foods and medicines.
There are some great grants out there.
MONTHLY GUIDE OF SCHOOL GARDEN ACTIVITIES
Here is a list of school garden activities Pablo Vimos, an EarthBites school garden facilitator has put together to help you plan your school garden activities.