Classroom Gardens

At ONFE, we believe that nutrition doesn’t stop at a healthy breakfast – it is enriched and empowered by an understanding of where food comes from, and through encouraging engagement with fresh food from seed to plate.

As school re-open for the fall, we are working with the 4 public school boards to determine the best model of Classroom Gardens in the 2021-22 school year. More information coming soon.

Windowsill Gardens

This past spring, the newly developed Windowsill Gardens model was incorporated into both the In-Person Learning and Virtual Classroom models. It helped students and teachers to start their own mini gardens at home, planting 4 different edible plant varieties.

We also offered robust support to teachers, with newly developed comprehensive lesson plans, demonstrations, and scientific experiments. 

About the Program


Fuel kids – ignite learning

Classroom Gardens is offered at schools with ONFE’s School Breakfast Program, linking nutritious food with nutrition education.

Are you a gardener? Join our journey!

Follow along on social as students and teachers grow food in classrooms and at home. Share your own garden photos to connect!

Support Ottawa kids

Just like all ONFE programs, Classroom Gardens is offered at no charge to students to remain accessible. Help us teach kids about healthy food and the growing cycle.