Building a School Garden: NorKam High School Courtyard Pilot Project

Building a School Garden: NorKam High School Courtyard Pilot Project

The culinary arts class at NorKam is the first class that has worked on building a food-based garden in the courtyard of the high school. Thanks to a grant from Interior Health, the Kamloops Food Policy Council is able to help students from NorKam to design, build, plant, and eventually eat from a garden in the courtyard of their high school. Why settle for the 100 mile diet when you can have a 0.25 mile diet? Check out the blog here.

The garden design will be based on permaculture principles, and grow mostly perennial vegetables, fruit and nut trees, with some annual vegetables harvested in the fall. As compared to many school gardens in the province, this garden will require much less maintenance during the summer months.

To help other schools in school district #73 build gardens in their schools, the KFPC has hired Adrienne de Candole to work with NorKam students to share what they are learning. Stay tuned for more photos and stories!

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The garden in November/16 with first garden bed built by the culinary class!

The new Jora composter for the garden; composting is an essential part of any garden.

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