The Saanich schools are well-advanced in school gardeningInspector of Saanich schools, W.H.M. May, 1919
During the World War One era, Saanich school children were taking their lessons outside into the school garden. Through the support of Women’s Institutes, the Department of Education and the Saanich School Board and Council, Saanich schools vied for “Best School Garden” at the Saanich Fair and grew produce to help the War effort.
Featuring contemporary photographs, documents and vivid reports of Council meetings, here is the story of the rise and fall of Saanich school gardens.