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Briar Hill School

Bee School Briar Hill

Briar Hill declared our 57th Bee School!

Robin Wall Kimmerer writes “People often ask me what one thing I would recommend to restore the relationship between land and people. My answer is almost always, “plant a garden.” It’s good for the health of the earth and it’s good for the health of people.” (Braiding Sweetgrass, pg. 126).

The grade 3/4 teaching team and students have worked incredibly hard this year learning about and designing our “dream” garden”. As a collective, our dream garden includes an Indigenous garden, a pollinator garden, and an edible garden. We have recently received a $1000 grant for this journey to begin. Currently, students are growing a large variety of wildflowers which are native to Alberta. They have spent a great detail of time learning about each wildflower they chose to grow, as well as native bumble bees of Alberta. In creating a school garden, our aim is to create a rich learning environment, where the flowers and pollinators are the teacher, in an attempt to foster a deeper connection to the environment.

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February 2024

2024 Renewal

We plan to revitalize 4 gardens that have been previously used in our school. We also have grant money that will be put towards the creation of pollinator homes/habitats, the purchase of pollinator friendly plants, and other possible garden areas for our school.

We were incredibly successful in the creation of our pollinator garden using a variety of native species from Alberta. We would like to add to these plants, as well as create homes for the pollinators in our school community.

February 2024
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