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Grow Eat Learn Guiding Practices
Grow Eat Learn Guiding Practices are adaptable to each unique school environment and includes elements of planning that will help a school food garden put down roots for years to come.
Guiding Practices help envision not only the physical space but how the school food garden can serve the needs of the school community. As the cornerstone of the Grow Eat Learn program, the Guiding Practices are evidence-based and have been informed by the wisdom and diverse experiences of local garden leaders, teachers and community groups.
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We are all Treaty people. Nova Scotia is in Mi’kma’ki, which is the unceded traditional territory of the Mi’kmaq people. Those involved with school food gardens recognize the Mi’kmaq stewardship of this land and will work towards relationships of peace and friendship.
Grow Eat Learn is co-developed by Nourish Nova Scotia and Ecology Action Centre
Thank you to all the garden leaders and volunteers who have provided their input and wisdom through various consultations, surveys and evaluations. Your expertise is invaluable! Thank you to Acadia University and Chaiti Seth who conducted the baseline assessment as part of her Master’s practicum. We are also grateful for the passion, time and energy of the Grow East Learn Advisory who have helped guide and shape the foundations of the program.