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Mentor elementary school children to care for land and community through hands-on learning in the school garden!

Hosted by: Landed Learning @ School
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Garden Friend
People Needed
Start date
Thursday, September 19th 2019, 11:00 pm
End date
Friday, June 26th 2020, 12:00 am
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Friday, September 13th 2019, 12:00 am
LocationWestview Elementary School, 3900 Selkirk Ave, Powell River, British Columbia, V8A 0T8Map
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    Garden Friend volunteers work in intergenerational teams of one elder, one younger, and 5-6 elementary students to help children care for their world as they explore, sow, grow, harvest, cook, and eat together at Westview Elementary School.
    Garden Friends commit to twelve Thursday mornings from late September to June (around two per month) to work and learn with their teams. On-call volunteers are also sought.
    Garden know-how is not necessary (although an asset) - we are looking for adults who care about children and want to be part of offering a rewarding, hands-on learning experience. Training is provided (to be held at the school, 9:00am-12:30pm, September 19, 2019) and volunteers are supported by the Coordinator at each session.
    Volunteers are not responsible for the management of students' behaviour - teachers are there for that! Instead, adults and children form a team who are learning and exploring together. The mentoring relationships that Garden Friends develop with students often have a big impact on the children, and are also very rewarding for volunteers.


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    Landed Learning @ School

    Landed Learning @ School is a program of the Powell River School District that partners community volunteers - Garden Friends - with elementary school students to engage in intergenerational learning and play in the outdoor classroom.
    Garden Friends are adults of all ages who work together with small groups of students to plant, tend, prepare and eat food together at school. The program takes place over twelve, seasonally-themed sessions throughout the school year. Activities offer children the chance to experience the wonder of caring for a garden, and the thrill of eating food they've grown themselves. As well as in the school garden and kitchen, some sessions take place at a local farm. Guest chefs and community elders also participate in some activities.