GCVI receives national award for raised garden beds project
October 11, 2018
GUELPH, Ontario – Guelph CVI has been recognized for its students’ work in sustainability, as part of a national award and contest.
The LSF-RBC Our Canada Project Award is given annually to the top three projects submitted to www.OurCanadaProject.ca. The awards recognize student leadership and contributions to Canada’s sustainable future.
GCVI won third place for the school’s raised garden beds project. On Friday Oct. 5, representatives from Learning for a Sustainable Future and RBC were at the school to present the award.
The students’ vision was to develop a sustainable, accessible gardening system that minimizes the use of ground water and maintenance, while returning agriculture to the urban environment.
The raised garden beds are equipped with an irrigation system that is solar-powered and self-watering. The innovative system was built by the school’s Green Industries students. A rain barrel at one corner of the pavilion collects rainwater and solar panels on the roof power the pumps, getting water to the plants in the raised beds.
As part of the award, GCVI received $1,000, which the school will go toward the school’s community garden project.
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