Slowfoods St. Gabriel's was launched May 2016 and a Garden committee was formed. We have two above ground beds, tools, and a composter.
Mr. Baird oversees two J3 classes once a week in the garden. The children plant crops, maintain the garden and cultivate the crops.
The gardening project at the school, which is sponsored by Slow Foods Barbados, is still in its infancy. However, it has brought with it, not only beautification to the school, but a whole new set of possibilities in terms of education. Under the stewardship of Mr. Baird and parent volunteers, the children are responsible for the upkeep of the garden while learning core subjects in a practical light. There are also plans to evolve the entire gardening scheme to include satellite initiatives in the very near future.
The first Slowfoods workshop was held here at St. Gabriel's School. Fifteen persons represented several schools of which were both primary and Secondary. The guest presenter was from Trinidad and Tobago.
The focus of the workshop was to teach how to write a lesson plan for a class of students.
Several other areas were discussed and there was an outdoor session in the garden.