School Garden project and local markets

It’s been a very busy week here for us. Our children Liam and Hanna were on the local CBC News talking about their tiny school and the garden the school grows each year. This is the first year our children have attended this school and we are loving it.

 Their school is the heart of Middle River. Papa and I ( and many other parents) helped the students bunch up some herbs and vegetables the day CBC news came by. The students sold some of their products to a very popular cafe close by.

hSilas also enjoyed running around with all the children and playing with some toys.

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iIt’s a wonderful feeling to see the children so excited about their hard work with the garden. They set up the tiny gym like a farmers market and waited to see what they would sell.

Also this week, we are getting ready for our first Christmas market. We are selling our handmade soaps and maybe some hemp/cotton washcloths. I’m excited to sell at a few Markets. We sell a lot of our products on line and hardly get the chance to meet more local crafters.

Not many people here know what we do or sell.

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We did attend the market yesterday and sold some soap. Talked with other wonderful vendors and met another family who just moved here. Their 2 daughters now attend the Middle River school after being home schooled for a bit.

It’s lovely to see more families join our community.

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Back in school

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Our Children are gone back into a public school. It’s the Middle River School that has only 2 class rooms. K-6 grade. The Middle River School is on the top 30 best schools in Canada. This school fosters a warm and genuine learning environment.¬† They believe that each student is special and needs teaching, motivation and nurturing to foster his/her own individual talents. I did not count the total children but I think it’s around 23. A very tiny 2 room school is just perfect for me and our kids. Our son Liam is the only student in grade 6. He is also the oldest and tallest student.

This school also grows a garden.

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The garden they grow is very important. The students take care of this garden and in the Fall they decide what they will make with the items they grow. They sell the products at the market to raise money for the school and a portion of the money will go to a child in need. The students also put together a meal for all parents. This helps the children learn to grow food, market the food or products they make, math skills are used and the joy of coming together as a family and community.

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I am so happy that our children have such a wonderful school to attend.