Grassroots Learning Centre & Forest Farm

STEM Garden

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Introduction to Our STEM Garden

The STEM garden represents our efforts to understand and mitigate climate change on local and global levels. Local components include alternative energy, campaign to reduce use of plastic bags, practicing organic agriculture, and forest farming. On the global level we participate in GLOBE learning activities and protocols.

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Global Learning and Observation
to Benefit the Environment
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The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program
is an international science and education program that provides students and the public worldwide with the opportunity
to participate in data collection and the scientific process, and contribute meaningfully to our understanding
of the Earth system and global environment.

Vision:A worldwide community of students, teachers, scientists,
and citizens working together to better understand,
sustain, and improve Earth's environment at local, regional, and global scales.
Mission: To promote the teaching and learning of science,
enhance environmental literacy and stewardship, and promote scientific discovery.
Globe website

Produce Bags

“An easy way to reduce your use of plastic - reusable fruit and vegetable bags”
What could be simpler?
In the produce isle or at the farmers market,
instead of a single-use plastic or paper bag carry a reusable,
washable produce bag for your fruit and veg purchases.
On sale for $2.50 at our stall at the Red Tent and Port Hardy Farmers Market.

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Going Electric, Travelling more Green

The majority of Grassroots’ trips around town
are made on an electric vehicle, pictured here.
It plugs into a regular household plug for recharging using our BC Hydro power.
The carrying capacity is 450 pounds of cargo, including up to two humans.
We also use solar and mechanical flashlights, lanterns and calculator.

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Solar Generator

This solar generator has proven itself a durable and reliable piece of equipment.
It has never failed us yet!