Teens in Ontario, Canada, who study housing and design in school planned, planted and are tending a flower and vegetable garden at their Waterloo school, Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School. Gardeners bring home flowers to family members and friends, eat the vegetables and enjoy one other benefit – toned biceps from all that work with the shovel. The school board, as well as local community groups, donated the tools for the garden.
One student who works on the garden, Jocelyn Myers, 18, told the Record that she’s cultivating lifetime skills. “It’s way better because I’m not running to the store … I can grow it myself and have it all stocked and frozen,” she said.