Come Grow with Us
The power of a seed...
This passive solar greenhouse will let kids explore, learn and grow while playing in the dirt. Now, more then ever, kids need that!
Our students will developed practical, valuable life skills and gain new perspectives on food. Creating a living classroom will allow over 400 students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 to apply knowledge in a hands on environment. No other school in our community will have this kind of learning space and opportunity. Lessons learned will permeate across all grades and curricular areas.
This project is unique in that it supports research into leading edge passive solar building technologies that will reduce the carbon footprint through a sustainable, replicable, low impact and cost effective four season green house. This provides strong links to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) teaching and learning.
Come Grow With us has created lasing partnerships with local businesses and organizations such as Federated Co-op, The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), Scott Builders, ReThink Red Deer, the Normandeau Community Association, ZS2 Technologies, Red Deer & District Community Foundation, Nutrien, The Rotary Club of Red Deer, Farm Credit Canada and Cilantro & Chive Red Deer. This project has also provided a space for the community to use and enjoy.
CLICK HERE to see site plans and renderings of what our greenhouse looks like.
This is a project of the Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools. If you wish to be involved, or would like more information, please call Normandeau School or the Foundation Office at 403-342-3751.