The Toronto Star published a story this week about Scarborough’s Bendale Business and Technical Institute’s market garden, believed to be the first of it’s kind in Canada. This high school garden is a partnership with FoodShare, and was started with an 11-month, $65,000 Ontario Community Go Green Fund grant. The garden has a whopping 26 raised beds, each 4 feet wide by 20 to 40 feet long! And they intend to grow that by adding another 35 gardens at another area on school grounds. That is just incredible!
The food they’re growing is being used by culinary arts students and served up in the school cafeterias. Brilliant!