Left to right:
Denise Charbonneau – Next Step Assist. Principal, Tristan Paul. Khallel Melnyk, Todd Linnen (TD/Canada Trust District VP/AB North), Kylene Rennie (VALID) Katelyn Windels, Brian Gervais (TD/Canada Trust, Senior VP/Prairie Region), David Johnston, Matthew Lesyk (TD Branch Manager), Carol Laschuk (VALID), Mickenna Florchuk, Pat Stewart (Vegreville Food Bank), Tanyss Rogers.
On Wednesday, January 18th, Toronto Dominion Bank “Friends of the Environment” District Representative Todd Linnen was on hand to present a cheque for the Phase II of our Square Foot Gardening Project.
Last year students prepared square foot gardening boxes, and, partnering with VALID (Vegreville Association for Living in Dignity), turned part of their parking lot into a garden paradise growing fresh vegetables through the summer months.
This year we will be expanding our community involvement by seeking to place vegetable boxes in Town of Vegreville business locations and partnering with the local Food Bank to supply fresh garden produce to their clients through the summer months. Our students will fabricate the planters, do the initial plantings in the spring, and earn CTS credits for this work. Local business will partner with us to water the planters through the summer months when school is out, and the local Food Bank clients will benefit from fresh produce.