Wednesday, July 5 2023
Engaging Children with Landscape Design
Engaging Children with Landscape Design

Where do you think you might be in your work journey if you'd understood from a young age that you can build a livelihood by being creative, spending time in nature and digging your fingers into the soil? Landscape designer Heather Jerrard and educator Dawn-Marie Deagle teamed up to develop and implement a classroom experience that aligns with the Ontario curriculum and demonstrates how landscaping and horticulture can have a meaningful career path. In this episode, we learn about the inspiration behind this project, how Landscape Ontario’s Peer to Peer Network gave Heather the confidence to pursue it, and how the program might evolve to encourage more students to consider a green career.

Vesey's Seeds
OSC Seeds
Depave Paradise
ReForest London
Heather's company: My Landscape Artist
Landscape Ontario's Peer to Peer Network
Thames Valley District School Board Outdoor Environmental Leaders Program