School Garden Installation Support

We support the development and maintenance of gardens and micro-farms in consultation with individual school communities.

These gardens promote social and emotional well-being in students and teachers and can be a source of high quality, nutrient dense food for your school community!

Schoolyard Micro-Farms

In partnership with TOPSOIL Innovative Urban Agriculture, we work with schools to build productive “micro-farms” on school grounds. TOPSOIL’s modular micro-farm systems can be placed on any surface. They are an excellent option for schools wishing to get students involved with growing food that is used in their school meal programs, or for schools looking to have a low-maintenance learning garden. TOPSOIL can lead the micro-farm material sourcing and installation, and LifeCycles can lead student engagement in the micro-farms. Contact us to learn more about setting up a micro-farm at your school!

Food from these micro-farms is used in school meal programs with opportunities for students to participate in experiential learning as they work to harvest and grow nutritious food for their school community.

Contact us to learn more about setting up a micro-farm at your school!

School Gardens

LifeCycles can also work with your school to install, and engage students in, other types of gardens (such as raised bed gardens). Contact us to discuss your school’s specific garden needs!

Have you heard about Seed the City?

In partnership with the Greater Victoria School District, we deliver a summer work experience program for high school students where they can gain skills in urban farming and gardening, earn credits towards graduation, and become part of the local food movement in their city. Learn more!