Sunday, October 31, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
We Need Your Help!
We are the Tantallon Elementary School’s Parents Association, better known as TESPA and on behalf of our school we are seeking your support via VOTES for our Outdoor Classroom project.
The Aviva Community Fund Competition is an online competition that inspires and encourages positive change within our communities. Canadians submit ideas and earn votes from people like you, for the projects that they would like to see initiated within their own community.
The most popular ideas, as chosen by Canadians through the voting process will be evaluated by a judging panel and upon culmination; winners take a share of the $1,000,000 prize to make their ideas come to life.
You can find our idea submission at the direct link http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf8033
Our Project Title: The Nature Room, our Outdoor Classroom
Our Category: $100,000-$500,000
Some of the highlights of our project include:
A Green House using Solar Thermal Energy
A Water Wise, Rain water Collection System
Natural Stone Amphitheatre with Pergola
Native Nova Scotia plant beds and a Compost Station for Nourishment
Butterfly House, as well as Butterfly meadow and Pollinator Garden Beds
This outdoor classroom will not only add immense beauty to Tantallon Elementary, it will also serve as an important, new and unique educational tool for our students and all other schools and groups within the community to use.
Voting for Round 2 begins Monday, Oct. 25 and runs until Nov. 5
Start by registering today at the Aviva website, then vote each and every day once the voting opens. Don’t forget to tell your friends, family, neighbors and employees, all across Canada about this great opportunity for our community.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
What a week! My book photographer, 'Chicken Wire' Joe arrived from Alabama this past week and we spent several days photographing the fall garden.. putting up protective mini hoops, the cold frame crops, the bounty of autumn and the first frost! It was pure luck that the first frost arrived 2 mornings ago.. as soon as the sun rose and I could see that the garden was frost touched, I called Joe at his hotel and he grabbed his gear and got here asap.. we spent a good hour photographing the gorgeous frost patterns on the garden and various veggies before the sun began to melt the ice crystals..