École St. Catherine's Elementary School

Garden Committee

Here at Ecole St. Catherine's School, we are fortunate to have a wonderful school garden. The garden gives our students opportunities to learn about food production and nutrition and provides a hands-on, outdoor, experiential learning environment for all our students.


The main vegetable garden is the long plot all along Edgewood Avenue where most of the food is grown.

There is a butterfly garden also along Edgewood Ave. between the school doors and the walkway to the schoolyard.

There is a small perennial bed by the school front door on Connolly Street.


The school garden is run entirely by volunteers. We would love to have more parents help support the garden! Many hands make light work for all. There are many ways to support the garden, including one-time small jobs. No gardening experience is necessary (it's a great way for adults to learn about gardening too!). Some of the jobs include:

- Help a class in the garden (e.g., harvesting or planting seeds) (1-2 hour time commitment)

- Lead or join a Weeding Wednesday night during the summer and early fall (June to September) (1-2 hour time commitment)

- Help with organizing or attend bigger events like the spring and fall garden clean ups or the harvest lunch (1-6 hour time commitment)

- Become a member of the garden committee to help with organizing the work (1-2 hours/month)

If you would like to help with any of the above tasks, or to join our mailing list, please get in touch with us at escsgarden@gmail.com

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