Last June, the students – assisted by their teachers - planted a crop of tomatoes in large planters around the school yard, as well as in the gardens at Victory Park.
During the warm summer months, the Better Beginnings Better Futures summer program took care of the garden boxes by weeding and watering the vegetables. This September, St. David School students were able to harvest their tomatoes.
"The students were so excited to be able to hand pick tomatoes they had grown themselves,” said Grade 3 St. David teacher Terri Lynn Lepage.
“We are very grateful for the support Mike from DEWCAN gave the students. It is wonderful when community helpers actively participate in school activities. I am very proud of their initiative and their excitement.
“The positive energy was contagious. The next step for these little Grade 3 farmers will be preparing a home-cooked healthy pasta meal using their own tomatoes in the sauce."