And This is My Garden
Catalogue Number: GLP001
Producer: Growing Local Productions
Producing Agencies: Growing Local Productions
Subject: Agriculture, Canadian Social Studies, Documentary, Environmental Studies, Family Studies/Home Economics, Guidance, Health, Science, Social Studies
Grade Level: Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2010
Running Time: 57:41
And This is My Garden is an inspirational documentary film about the power of education to foster healthier lifestyles and to reconnect youth to the earth.
Set in the small town of Wabowden, Northern Manitoba, the students are empowered with the knowledge, discipline and skill to grow their own food sustainably in backyard gardens. The film follows the teacher, Eleanor Woitowicz and her students for a season of planting, harvesting, preserving, through to the annual Mel Johnson School harvest display and community feast. Along the way, the students develop a sense of responsibility, pride and accomplishment and address issues of Community Food Security, Chronic Disease Prevention and Environmental Improvement.
The program has been recognized by the United Nations, the David Suzuki Foundation, and Manitoba Conservation.
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