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Project Title:
Edible Walls
Initiative:
Imagineaction Social Action Projects
School Name:
Watson Lake Secondary
School board / First Nations school jurisdiction:
Area 1 Schools
Project Theme:
  • Thrive [health & wellness]
  • Live [environmental sustainability]
Grade Level:
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Subject Areas:
Aboriginal Studies, Health and Physical Education, Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences and Humanities, Technological Education
City:
Watson Lake
Province/Territory:
Yukon
Community Partners:
Mobile Edible Walls - Green Living Technologies
http://agreenroof.com/urban-farms/mobile-edible-walls/
1-800-631-8001

Edible Walls

We would like to use the funding to purchase mobile edible walls for our school. The edible walls will feature flowers, herbs and vegetables that students will plant, maintain and consume. http://agreenroof.com/urban-farms/mobile-edible-walls/. The organization provides classroom materials and support.

Update (September-19-13)

Vertical Gardens/Living Walls – Watson Lake Secondary

As part of the social studies 10 curriculum we studies the migration of people across the prairies. As the immigrants were migrating to farm the rich soil, we too attempted to sow seeds in hopes that we may reap the rewards. The project was a success with tomatoes, zucchini, flowers, and herbs growing very well in our classroom. I would recommend this activity to other schools as it was engaging and worthwhile to all that were involved.

In total we constructed 4 living walls. There are two living walls that have not been planted yet and may be used for future classes.

I sincerely thank the Imagineaction / CTF for the opportunity,