May 22, 2015 is School Garden Biodiversity Day

For the past 2 years, Imagine a Garden in Every School has celebrated School Garden Day on a Friday in May. This year, the date coincides with the World Biodiversity Day called by the United Nations.

We know that School Gardens represent Biodiversity by their very nature. Some grow food; some grow native wildflowers – but all engage children and youth with our real and changing world.

To highlight the convergence of food biodiversity in this year’s celebration, USC Canada has offered a free gift to the first 20 teachers/garden educators to register their school’s garden. All participants will receive a certificate. Here’s how to participate:

  1. First register your Ontario school garden at http://bit.ly/1FNsSl2to qualify for a prize from USC Canada – Biodiverse & Beautiful Beans!

  2. On Friday, May 22, hold an activity in or around/about your school garden. It can be simple or ambitious – it’s up to you! (Biodiversity!) Send pictures of your event to agardenineveryschool@gmail.com

3. The TOP SIX schools with the most student engagement in the garden on that day (percentage of school population, provide pictures) will receive a $75 gift certificate for Home Hardware (or local garden supply outlet), courtesy of the Biodiversity Education and Awareness Network!

We’ll feature all pictures and school gardens on our blog as we receive them.

NOTE: If you had registered before, review your profile here and resubmit for 2015.

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