We would like to take this opportunity to give a BIG HUGE SHOUT OUT to everyone involved in seeing our Kidston Discovery Gardens, phase 1 officially come to life!!! We are still completely overwhelmed and in awe of all the support we received. And beaming ear to ear watching so many classrooms exploring and learning in the gardens.
Our Kidston School families, friends and this community has come together to provide a true outdoor legacy. Please see our Sponsor page for the massive list of all who generously made this a reality, there are truly so many local businesses who gifted us with in kind products and provincial and national organizations who kindly donated to our garden and continue to empower healthy outdoor learning and lifestyles. And to all those who lifted, carried, sweated and woke up with sore backs and blistered hands the next day… we THANK YOU ALL!!!
Still to come this spring, will be the shed/teaching wall and seating area within the garden space. We were so excited to collaborate with the Okanagan College Trades and Apprenticeship Explore a Trade grade 11 and 12 program at A.L. Fortune who have built our super sturdy shed and Shepard’s Hardware for their generous support too. We look forward to further projects together!
A lot of hours and sweat goes into these projects and nothing could fill our hearts more than watching so many the students playing in the dirt and talking veggies with freshly picked lettuce in their mouths. If you build it they will come!!!
To read more please see the article in the Vernon Morning Star by Roger Knox and have a look at this beautifully captured video of our Build A Garden Day by superstar parent Jill.
Please check back here or our Facebook Page at Kidston Discovery Gardens to see all the growing thats happening in the garden and our school.