Welcome to/welcome back to Nature’s Place, the school garden/outdoor classroom located in the front of the school. In 2004, staff at West Dalhousie School had a vision: an outdoor classroom/garden for the students. The staff brought the idea to School Council who supported the idea. Olds College was brought in to make several different plans, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Weather and Nature’s Place “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it” – Mark Twain This year we’ve been experiencing very dry and warm weather. Such conditions can take their toll on gardens, even those with native plants, like in Nature’s Place. However, with recent rains, life is starting to show […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A Special Thank You! This summer Nature’s Place was shown a lot of love by the West Dalhousie School community. Several students and families helped weed, fix up the wooden composters, cut back overgrown shrubbery, top up the dry creek bed with gravel, and even donate a beautiful cone flower by the school doors (see […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Another school year has passed and while things may be winding down inside the school, things are just getting started in Nature’s Place. To some, the garden looks like a jumble of weeds, but if you stop and look, you will notice a plethora of flowers in bloom. While all variety of plants are starting […]Continue Reading... No Comments.