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Outdoor Learning Keeps Growing at Penfield

General News, Curriculum & Learning
Teacher watches as students help with sawing wood for the shed.

Penfield’s school garden grew a little more at the end of this school year with the addition of a garden shed. 

With thanks to the Inrig/Stobart family, Rotary, Campbell River Community Foundation, Home Depot, Home Hardware, the Penfield parent advisory council and many parent volunteers, students and staff now have a storage space to keep buckets, shovels, and other needed items to tend the school garden.

Under the careful watch of teachers, some of the older students also participated in parts of building the shed.

The school garden was started by an outdoor learning committee of three teachers with the intent of creating an outdoor teaching tool to teach students how to grow their own food.

The garden also supports the school-wide ethnobotany program which has students investigating plants and learning about their traditional uses under the guidance of an Indigenous support teacher.

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