On Thursday, June 6th, students and teachers from École Cap sur l'Avenir will help revitalize the outside of the Sudbury Food Bank by planting a community garden. Metis gardening traditions inspired the garden’s design. Harvests will be donated to students and to the families of Metis Nation of Ontario.
Media are invited to witness this great initiative. This project is the result of a collaboration between the Metis Nation of Ontario, the Sudbury Food Bank, École Cap sur l'Avenir and CSPGNO.
Students and community members will begin planting the garden at 10:15 am at the Sudbury Food Bank, located at 1105 Webbwood Drive in Sudbury. At 11 am, Metis Elder Richard Meilleur will perform a traditional blessing. The activity will end at 1 pm. In addition to being a social commitment, this activity allows students to learn about plant sciences and to connect with the land and Metis culture.
Recognized for its keen sense of innovation and openness to the world, CSPGNO offers a French-language public education of the highest quality in eleven elementary schools and eight secondary schools in the communities of Markstay, Noëlville, Greater Sudbury, Elliot Lake, Sault Ste. Marie, Wawa, Dubreuilville, Marathon, Manitouwadge and Longlac.