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1. School Gardens Curriculum

In 2015, SPEC published this garden curriculum package, comprised of 9 lesson plans for teachers, activity sheets, and 12 colourful posters. The lessons teach children about soils, worms, composting, how seeds travel, seed saving, leaves and how they work, flowers and pollinators, insects in the garden, and planning and designing food gardens. Read more.

The development of the Green Thumbs at School lesson book was made possible by funding provided by the Vancouver Foundation

2. School Gardens Calendar 

In 2017, SPEC published a school gardens calendar designed for educators who plan to do indoor and outdoor gardening during the school year. It includes suggested complementary activities that relate to food and nature.

3. Climate Change and Renewable Energy Workshop Lessons - Coming Soon!

The Green 2 Go Project aimed to assist Vancouver in its goal of reducing landfill-bound solid waste by working with city restaurants and the public to reduce take-out container waste. The project, which completed its pilot phase in January 2014, assists and leverages capacity of existing initiatives in Vancouver, linking efforts through a more centralized approach to encourage and assist businesses and consumers in providing or transitioning to fully reusable, compostable or recyclable alternatives.


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