School garden plan and fundraising


Yesterday, the school garden initiative at Duc D’Anville school met for the second time, with participation from parents, students, local residents experienced with community gardening, school administration and community workers.

Everyone seems to like the proposed plan, see layout on the right, including the principal.


Now we need building materials for the raised beds, logs for seating, soil, 2 large compost bins.

Fund-raising action items and ideas:

  • Complete the United Way grant application
  • Use school letter to ask stores for donations
  • Call for donations in the school newsletter
  • Contact city (?) about tree trunks for seating
  • Contact ecology action centre community garden coordinator
  • Contact Burton Ettinger school administration for advice
  • Launch a Mothers Day fundraiser (“love that grows”)

School garden project started

First meeting

We met at Duc D’Anville elementary school yesterday to inspect the future garden site. A contact list of interested people was started and we discussed some ideas and next steps. We will apply for seed funding from United Way.

Raised bed ideas

The below materials are available at Bayers Lake. I offered to pick some up, just need the quantity and dimensions: