By Sarah Klein
Winnipeg students and their families will take advantage of the few gardening days we have left this season to officially open an outdoor garden and classroom on Thursday.
The grounds of Prairie Road Elementary School will be the site of a ribbon cutting and unveiling by the Parent Council at 5 p.m.
The project was started to help connect students to the natural environment, as many city children have limited access to the world beyond the city limits. Plants were chosen that would reflect the natural Manitoba environment, including those from prairie and woodland areas — many of which have special significance to First Nation Peoples. Black and white spruce, Little Leaf Linden, tamarack and maple trees were added to provide a sense of peace and tranquility to the learning environment.
The garden will also act to beautify the neighbourhood and welcome community members to come have a look.
In the event it rains, the opening will be moved into the school’s gymnasium.