Welcome to Pilgrim Wood's 
Outdoor Adventure Kids Club

We are a group of students, parents and teachers growing and learning in Pilgrim Wood's Gardens. Here you will find what we've been up to, what's in our gardens, and our plans for the future!
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Gardening Club Updates

  • Seed Saving We had a guest speaker, Andrea Bleho, speak to our students about the importance of seed saving. She donated a number of her seeds (grown and harvested in Oakville's climate) to our students so we can grow new varieties of vegetables and flowers in our gardens - thank you!
    Posted Mar 7, 2016, 5:40 AM by Andrea Rowe
  • Wild Birds Unlimited Thank you Dave for visiting the school and teaching us about the birds in our community. We had a great field trip into the ravine!
    Posted Mar 1, 2016, 11:26 AM by Andrea Rowe
  • Seed Bank Pilgrim Wood's Seed Bank is taking shape! Thank you to Maria at Mississauga Public Library (Port Credit) for all your help and guidance!These seeds are free to anyone who wants to plant their own garden. If you are able to return seeds at the end of the growing season, it will help us maintain and grow a supply of organic, non-GMO seeds for future use. Heirloom seeds, also known as heritage varieties, are of significant importance as they are varieties not typically sold in grocery stores. As a result of the reduction in selection to consumers, biodiversity is being lost as the commercial farmers tend to plant one variety rather than smaller farms planting a wider ...
    Posted Jan 18, 2016, 10:40 AM by Andrea Rowe
  • 25th Anniversary Tree Planting At the Anniversary planning meeting on Wednesday, plans were refined again. Rather than planting one tree per grade, the school would rather focus the planting to a specific area to commemorate the 25th Anniversary. Signage will once again be included in the plans.Conservataion Halton will donate one tree, and anyone wanting to donate a tree will be given the opportunity. OAK Club starting researching planting areas and appropriate species this week so students and parents can select trees they would like to see included. Recommendations will be provided at the next School Council meeting (Feb 1).
    Posted Jan 14, 2016, 6:32 AM by Andrea Rowe
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Tulip Test Garden Updates

  • Oct 27, 2015 - Planting our Tulips We have 2 classes this year who will be planting tulips! Thank you to Mrs. Sault's Grade 1/2 class and Ms. Lowes Grade 5/6 class! Along with OAK Club, we have planting almost 200 bulbs!  Students recorded their observations of the garden in a Journal record. We can look forward to these beautiful blooms as they mark the arrival of spring!    
    Posted Nov 24, 2015, 1:24 PM by Andrea Rowe
  • The tulips are emerging! Mar 24 - The first tulips are poking through the soil - Spring is here! To find these tulips, look by the tree that was planted last year (has a cage around it). This little red head is just in front of the cage (has a tomato cage around the planting site). See the third picture in the "Planting" blog entry.See if you can find the second tulip in this picture - it's the gardening version of "Where's Waldo" :)                        Our first emerging tulips!For those with really good eyes, there is a third tulip in this picture...
    Posted Mar 24, 2015, 1:23 PM by Andrea Rowe
  • How do air temperatures influence tulip growth? Thursday January 21st, 2015 - Today we looked at answering the question "how do air temperatures influence tulip growth?". We played with a season simulator here. We looked at ocean currents here. And we explored the relationship between wind and temperature here.
    Posted Jan 21, 2015, 5:39 PM by Sarah Lowes
  • Tulip Planting Friday October 24th, 2014: Site Selection & Planting    After looking at our criteria for our Site Selection we decided that Test Site 3 had the most points and therefore the best conditions. We carefully planted our bulbs, making sure none of the tunic (outer onion-y later) didn't flake off, because that's like candy for the squirrels! Bulbs needed to be planted about 3 bulbs deep and with 1 bulb of space in between. We recorded our observations in our books.     
    Posted Nov 26, 2014, 11:19 AM by Andrea Rowe
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