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Auburn Drive garden and upcycling!

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Auburn Drive students were busy busy busy writing their exams and on the final stretch of the school year when we popped by for a final visit! The gardens were just getting started, which kept Green Team leader Kelly Code-McNeil busy, and their garden bees busy too, and well-fed!

Auburn has an impressive garden consisting of around 20 raised beds, and they grow a plethora of things. You’ll find garlic, beans, peas, blueberries, carrots, haskap berries, rhubarb, chard, potatoes, and more. Since students go away over the summer, the local Boys and Girls Club comes to help out and make sure the plants get the water they need. In the fall there is always a bounty of deliciousness waiting to be harvested. This inspires the Green Team to participate in a lot of activities around local and tasty food. Some foods they made last year were cranberry sauce, popsicles, salads and fresh spring rolls. Next year they’ll have a beautiful stainless steel food dehydrator and plan on experimenting making dried fruit and vegetable chips and other snacks. Yum!

Also, check out the incredible upcycled carved books and tin-can sculptures the art students did with their teacher! Mr. Fluffy is very soft.

Happy Summer!

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