The Chilliwack Schools Garden Program, founded in 1904, has been in operation for over 110 years! This program, sponsored in part by the Chilliwack School District, and completely run by volunteers, is open to any student (Public, Independent and Home-School) from Kindergarten to grade 12 in Chilliwack Schools.
This annual program, designed to encourage students to take up gardening, has around 200 student gardeners entered each year. The program is offered at a minimal $2.00 entry fee, to help offset some of our costs (seeds, printing, advertising, prizes). This program is partially funded by local businesses, and we greatly appreciate this support.
Jack Kouwenhoeven, one of our Committee’s gardening experts, has set up a blog where he will be providing regular gardening tips to help guide you through the process of soil preparation, planting, and tending to your garden. The blog is up and running already, so please check in regularly, and Jack will help you take full advantage of the weather conditions and your time. You can find him at jacksgardentips.wordpress.com.