Growing Schools

For over 20 years, Growing Schools has been sowing seeds with elementary school children in Victoria, sharing knowledge and hands-on experience with the next generation of agricultural enthusiasts.

Our vision is a garden in every school where children, teachers, parents and community members gather to learn and grow together.

About Growing Schools

LifeCycles’ Growing Schools Program provides integrated school garden support across the Capital Region. We work with educators who believe in the power of food to bring health to our communities and to the land, air and sea from which it comes.

Our program helps school communities integrate native plants and cultivated food crops into outdoor classrooms and playgrounds. We offer a variety of services to educators in the Capital Region (from K-12), including: consultation, garden design, garden installation, professional development and curriculum linked classroom workshop facilitation.

Our skilled Program Managers are supported by dozens of passionate volunteer educators. We are all excited to help you connect food, community and health in a meaningful way in your school.

Get Involved

If you are interested in volunteering with the Growing Schools program, or would like to work with us in your school, please contact growingschools@lifeyclesproject.ca

For over 10 years we have been offering seasonal, curriculum linked, Elementary school workshops on the following themes.

Putting the Garden to Bed (October) Native Pollinators (January/February) Indoor Spring Planting (March/April) Outdoor Spring Planting (April/May) Harvest Celebration (June)