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Community Garden

By Chris Dittmann

The Calgary Science School is a public charter school (Grades 4 to 9) occupying the former Clem Gardner Elementary school building here in Lakeview. One of the pillars of the school’s philosophy and learning model is the desire to create an authentic learning environment that connects students to the “real world”.

It was with this goal in mind that the Calgary Science School entered into partnership with the Lakeview Community Association to establish the community garden project that was launched last year in June. The school is eager to continue the project this spring and several teachers will be using the garden as an outdoor classroom to engage students in different subjects and topics.

This course focuses on developing skills that contribute to a healthy lifestyle. In addition to learning hands-on gardening skills, students will work with Ms. Tulick in learning how to plan and plant a garden plot.
(Chris Dittmann is a teacher at the Calgary Science School)

If you are interested in participating in the garden, or collaborating with the Connect Charter School, please send an e-mail message to or post on our Facebook page: Alternatively, you can call Judy Osinski at 403-246-4066 to inquire about plot availability.