Resources

Bee Happy Seed Balls:

Making and planting seed balls are fantastic activities to do with school children to teach about the importance of pollinators, and to beautify school grounds. Unfortunately, there is a lot of information on the web about making seed balls that is just wrong and will result in disappointment! (Most suggest using way too many seeds, and add too little compost and too much clay to the mix. And you can’t just throw them anywhere – they need just a little care!) Check out our guides for How to Make Bee Happy Seed Balls and How to Plant and Care for Bee Happy Seed Balls.

 School Gardens:

Powell River School Garden Calendar: A month by month guide to indoor and outdoor school gardening tasks and activities, developed for this area.

SPEC garden_lesson_book: An invaluable resource for teachers! This BC curriculum-connected guide contains easy-to-use lessons plans, activities and handouts covering four main themes of food growing: soil and compost; seeds; plants, flowers and insects; and garden planning.

UBC Landed Learning Program garden planning activity sheets: An excellent garden “planning to plant” activity to do with students

UBC Landed Learning curriculum ideas for garden-based learning: A collection of tried and tested activities to link garden learning to curricular outcomes

LifeCycles Victoria collection of curriculum-integrated garden lesson plans: Lots of well-thought out, diverse lesson plans for all elementary grades

School Food Programs:

Coalition for Healthy School Food: Organizations from across Canada advocating for a national school food program