1) We are a welcoming edible garden and community space growing healthy people for a healthy planet.
2) Our naturalized garden creates learning opportunities and interconnections with community and ecology.
3) When our garden grows, our community grows.
- Established initial garden footprint with sheet-mulching and initial plantings by May
- EDEN in SEASON, BVCS school classes, and BVO kids camp well co-ordinated
- Feedback and planning for 2014
- ~$2000 of $4000 grant budget spent
- Install welcome sign/bulletin board
- Prepare printed materials/display for various community events
- Assemble compost area
- Engage 20 regular community volunteers
- Conduct 10 educational workshops and publicize on bulletin board, web site, and social media
- Establish Garden Guardians of community partners and stakeholders
- Rainwater capture: roof retrofit, platforms, rain barrels, art project
- Expand garden-based learning into curriculum for BVCS Grade 2 – 8 students and Developmental Learning students
- foster GBSS-BVCS link
- official garden launch event: likely Earth Week April 20-26th. Kids may be able to contribute to a project with this goal in mind. Partner with Transition, municipality, general public, school
Additional Ideas: (additional funding sources can be sought)
- compost bin info/mural
- outdoor classroom seating
- Always find opportunities to integrate activities with community education
- Garden Size: annual vegetable area, pretty flowers, tree fruits expansion
- showcase/artistic piece, school art projects and research projects
- rain barrel base and piping assembly