Cultivating green minds

Cultivating green minds

West Island College’s (WIC) greenhouse initiative paves the way for a sustainable tomorrow.

WIC state-of-the-art, 40-foot x 65-foot greenhouse aims to revolutionize the student experience by cultivating green minds and empowering young changemakers to shape a more sustainable future.

While academics remains at the forefront, true growth comes from embracing the diversity of students’ interests and providing them with opportunities to explore and unleash their potential.

Under the guidance of WIC greenhouse guru Tim Kruchkowski of GreenprintsYYC, students have embarked on a transformative journey that combines theoretical learning with practical applications.

“In the newly installed WIC greenhouse, students are not just learning about plants and growing, they are fostering their understanding of sustainability and food development in their own backyard,” says Kruchowski. “It has been incredible to witness their enthusiasm as they gain understanding of the process of seed to table firsthand. It has been a real pleasure to witness the journey students take as they see seeds turn to sprouts, from sprouts to food-bearing plants, with the excitement of the harvest at the end. The greenhouse not only teaches kids about growing their own food but helps them develop the tools to potentially reshape the future of our planet.”

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Photo:  Grade 8 Greenhouse class with their first harvest of Kale.




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