Altadore School students celebrate a successful harvest

Oct. 13, 2016

Students, staff, volunteers and dignitaries mark the official opening of Altadore School's Owl's Nest Too edible garden on Thursday October 13, 2016. The approximately 1/4 acre garden was created over 2 years with over 7000 volunteer hours.          Photo | Gavin Young/Postmedia

Altadore School students, staff, parents and community are celebrating the grand opening and Harvest Festival of the Altadore School & Community Edible Garden.

The Altadore School & Community Edible Garden is Calgary’s first large-scale school and community edible garden. The organic, ecological garden is located on a quarter-acre of public school land and includes raised-bed food gardening for 16 school classes, 32 community garden beds, and many common-garden areas including a large for-charity food garden, small fruit beds, orchard, herbs spirals, pollinator and perennial edible gardens, and model food forests.

Students have harvested more than 400 lbs of produce to date and have made donations to Inn from the Cold and the Calgary Drop-In Centre.

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