Our outdoor learning space is now nearing completion and the students are very excited to contribute to this space by gardening with a variety of native plants. In a couple of years, the seedings will have become established, and being hardy prairie plants they will be able to survive by themselves. During this summer, and next, they will be depending on us for help and many families have volunteered to help water them. If people living near the school, though, see that they need water, we would greatly appreciate neighbors with watering cans to help the little seedlings take root. We also hope that neighbors will take advantage of this new community gathering place to have picnics or just sit and enjoy the view and (hopefully) the sunshine.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have made this project possible: Dr. J. K. Mulloy Elementary Program Enhancement Society, Calgary Parks Foundation, Alberta Culture and Tourism Community Initiative Program, ReGenerate Design, ULS Landscaping, ConocoPhillips, Rocky Ridge Excavating and all the staff of Calgary Board of Education involved in this project.
I am retiring at the end of this year, so this is my last submission to the Huntington Hills Honker. Thanks to all members of the community who have phoned to show their support of our projects and who will continue to keep a friendly eye on our new space to ensure that it is protected for the benefit of the whole community.
Sheila Spence, PhD., Principal, Dr. J. K. Mulloy School