2015 Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada
“When the students spend more time outside, they will become more aware of the environment and begin to appreciate its worth and want to take more care for what they do in the environment,” wrote Jessica Voth. The Selkirk student saw an opportunity in a nook between her school and the school’s library; a nook that had been abandoned and in much need of a clean-up. Jessica’s plans for the space included a rain barrel, cleaning out the overgrown plants and re-planting with herbs. She also suggested an outdoor bench for students to study at or eat lunch on, with the hopes of the space one day becoming an outdoor learning space.
Thanks to Nutrien, Jessica was able to purchase the bench that will set this plan into motion! “The area will be of value to everyone who uses it and spends time outside.”