posted Sep 6, 2015, 5:28 PM by Powell Jones   [ updated Sep 6, 2015, 5:34 PM ]

Students and staff involved in the Harry Ainlay Sustainability Team have completed a two year long project to transform the SE courtyard into a garden. The courtyard garden will provide fresh foodstuffs to the culinary arts program, will provide teachers with additional classroom space, and will be open to students for lunch in the warmer months. The garden is composed of three perennial garden beds that support the growth of fruits, berries, and a flower garden.  The garden also features a self-watering annual garden bed that will grow lettuce, tomatoes, and other traditional garden vegetables. We would especially like to thank the Evergreen Foundation and Toyota on the Trail for their generous contribution to the garden. We would also like to thank Rona, Classic Landscapes, and Mill Creek Nursery for their support.

The completed courtyard!

Students and staff receiving the Toyota Evergreen Grant of $1200.00 (From Left to right: Jordan So, student; Michael Ringrose, Manager of Toyota on the Trail, Emma Glinny, student; Kevin Falcone, lead teacher; Mason Rubic, student; Stephanie Reimer, student; Yiding Zhong, student.