You are warmly invited to join with the parents of Garibaldi school to a free talk:
Growing Together in in the School Garden
with Arzeena Hamir
Come to learn more about the role of school gardens in growing a just
and sustainable food system for all. Hear about the joys
of playing and learning with children in the garden. Gather with neighbours who
want toÂ share food and garden traditions together.
When: Tuesday, March 15th from 7:15- 8:00pm.
Where: Upstairs in the library at Garibaldi School
Garibaldi School is located at 1025 Slocan St. map
Child-minding: Limited childminding is available for Garibaldi students. We’re sorry we cannot provide child-minding for the wider community but grown-ups and older children interested in the talk are warmly welcomed.
Learning from the Garden is part of the 21st Century Learning talks. The 21st Century Learning Parent Education series is being co-sponsored by Garibaldi School and The Canucks Family Education Center.
Arzeena Hamir is an agrologist and works as the Coordinator for the Richmond Food Security Society, a non-profit group that promotes local food production and consumption. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Crop Science from the University of Guelph and her Master’s degree in Sustainable Agriculture from the University of London, England. Arzeena worked abroad for many years as a CUSO volunteer in Thailand and as a researcher in Jamaica, India, and Bangladesh.
Arzeena also sits on the Board of the Richmond Fruit Tree Sharing Project, the Richmond Schoolyard Society, and the BC Food Systems Network. In conjunctions with Kwantlen University, Arzeena helped to launch the Richmond Farm School. In her spare time, she helps run a gardening program at her daughter’s school, Howard Debeck Elementary in Richmond, BC.