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New Glasgow Library had a learning garden put into their community space, and students from New Glasgow Academy and A. G. Baillie Memorial planted in the garden as part of a project that began last year as a partnership between Communities in Bloom and the library. The schools scheduled the planting in conjunction with National Garden Days. The two schools are partners with the Town of New Glasgow’s Communities in Bloom, the New Glasgow Library, and Nutrients for Life Canada. Nutrients for Life Canada continues to support both of these Green Schools with healthy soil and plant presentations throughout the school year.
The New Glasgow Communities in Bloom committee provided bean seeds to A.G. Baillie for the Grade 2 students to plant in the classroom and transplant to the library. A.G. Baillie students planted radish, white onions, peas, varieties of beans, herbs, green pepper, and tomato plants. The tomato plants will be transplanted in the three upcycled pallets that will be used for the second year as a living wall.
New Glasgow Academy was invited to plant in the same designated bed that they planted in last year. They planted two varieties of swiss chard and kale, a mix of lettuce, and marigolds as companion plants. Did you know that marigold make great natural pest deterrents for healthy plants in your garden?
After the planting by the New Glasgow Academy students and staff, the Communities in Bloom committee presented the students with a colouring page rendering drawn by local artist Helen Boucher and www.beesmatter.ca seed packages that were provided by Communities in Bloom Nationally.
All the supplies for the garden were purchased by the New Glasgow Communities in Bloom Committee at Proudfoots Home Hardware. Home Hardware is a National sponsor of Communities in Bloom.
To learn more about Communities in Bloom please follow the link http://www.communitiesinbloom.ca/.
To read more about this event visit: http://www.ngnews.ca/News/Local/2016-06-14/article-4559712/Learning-gard….
Here are some other interesting links as well:
http://www.parl.ns.ca/ (the library)
https://www.nutrientsforlife.ca/(Nutrients for Life)
http://gardendays.ca/ (Garden Days)
http://www.ourherbgarden.com/marigold-companions.html (information about marigolds).