In-Class Program Options
About the Medicine Wheel
In Native American spirituality, the Medicine Wheel represents harmony and connections and is considered a major symbol of peaceful interaction among all living beings on Earth. In this program, an Elder will go to the school and students will learn about the medicine wheel and its history, as well as the symbolism behind the plants used in the wheel (sage, cedar, tobacco, sweetgrass.) This program can be offered with the Medicine Wheel garden program, but can also be tailored to be delivered as a stand alone program where no medicine wheel exists.
This program is approximately one hour in length.
Teachers who will be planting gardens with BTG also have the option of growing seeds in their classrooms. All supplies are provided by BTG. Seed starting programs require 1-1.5 hours of class time. Seedlings can then be transplanted into schoolyard gardens.
Schoolyard Composting or Classroom Vermi-Composting
This program is subject to funding. Teachers can introduce composting to their Grade 4 classrooms. BTG will design a composting program that addresses your school's requirements.
For more information on composting for your school, please contact us.
You can also check out some composting resources here.