Junior Garden Club
Gardening is a way to keep our instinctive connection with nature, food and our planet – and the Junior Garden Club does just that.
The Junior Garden Club cultivates wonder and encourages natural interest while teaching youth the techniques of growing food at home. It uses gardening and food activities to support learning objectives, from planting tiny seeds and prepping soil to making a fresh salad and pickling vegetables – the club connects children to agriculture, food and the environment.
The Story of Food
Did you know that most of us eat a type of grass every single day?
Wheat is a type of grass known as a cereal crop. Cereal crops are any type of grasses grown so humans can eat their seeds. Wheat
is a building block for many common
foods, including bread, cookies, noodles and pizza which all have dough all have wheat as the main ingredient! Read more about wheat in this month's The Story of Food.
This month's issue of Nourishing Minds was created in partnership with RBC and focuses on careers in agriculture. 'See Yourself in Agriculture' allows individuals to explore and get curious about the myriad of career opportunities in agriculture and food. Bringing awareness to the many career paths available can help close the labour gap while providing job security to young adults who are looking for fulfilling work.
ThinkAG is the newest initiative by Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C) and offers a collection of teaching resources and outreach tools that encourage students in grades 5-12 to explore and get curious about the myriad of career opportunities in agriculture and food. Whether you're a student, teacher or parent, thinkAG has a variety of resources available to discover the diverse world of agriculture and food careers.
ALBERTA SCHOOL GARDEN GROUP
Join our new Alberta School Garden Group
on Facebook! We designed this group to support classroom and school gardens across Alberta. It's a place where beginners can learn the art of gardening and experts can share their experience, classroom resources, activities, lesson plans and more. If you're looking for gardening ideas & inspiration, this is the place to be!