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A program that grows a curriculum-connected classroom or school garden and transforms your students' perspective on life, for life! 

 

Allows you to easily leave the most amazing legacy giving them the authentic first hand experience of their own power to change the world.

It's never been easier to empower!

Live Q&A Tuesday December 14 at 12:00 PM:

Couldn't make it live, send your questions to [email protected]:

Elementary teachers of grades 3 to 8,

Join Oasis Classroom to...

  • grow a classroom garden...
  • of over 800 veggie seedlings...
  • this spring...
  • in only 15 weeks...
  • during your class time

(no lunch, after-hours or weekends needed)...

  • teaching how to grow food

(Food literacy connection)

(no experience needed)

You'll get lesson plans, posters, student booklets, step-by-step guides, and coaching...

  • Connect it to Math, Science, Language, Social Studies and Health

(You'll get the connections chart)

  • Sell (entrepreneurial connection), send home (family learning connection)give away and donate (community connection)

...the slower veggies

  • and harvest and enjoy the faster veggies before summer
  • gain up to 22.5 hours of practical professional development
  • and leave for your summer vacation, worry-free and proud!

Phase I (first year) of your garden project

Join Oasis School to...

  • design, build and grow a school garden...
  • by growing over 800 veggie seedlings...
  • this spring...
  • in only 15 weeks...
  • during your class time

(no lunch, after-hours or weekends needed)...

  • teaching how to grow food

(Food literacy connection)

(no experience needed)

You'll get lesson plans, posters, student booklets, step-by-step guides, and coaching...

  • Connect it to Math, Science, Language, Social Studies and Health

(You'll get the connections chart)

  • Sell (entrepreneurial connection), send home (family learning connection)give away and donate (community connection), and transplant in your school garden (outdoor learning connection)

...the slower veggies

  • harvest and enjoy the faster veggies before summer
  • gain up to 22.5 hours of practical professional development
  • set up and organize a watering schedule for your community for summer!

(we'll show you how exactly)

  • and leave for your summer vacation, worry-free and proud!

Phase II (second year onward) of your garden project

 
Go Watch 2022 Transformations

Growing School and Classroom gardens since 2013

Kids' Growing City had humble beginnings starting as an after-school gardening program in a private school in Toronto. And since then our main focus and obsession have been figuring out the answer to this question:

"What's the most effective way to teach elementary curriculum outdoors or even indoors using gardens as an authentic learning tool?"

And after almost a decade of working with educators side by side, developing, getting feedback, fine-tuning and testing different programs, and doing research on the grounds, we feel very close to having a perfect solution that answers that question.

Before COVID in 2019 we helped 15 schools grow amazing school gardens with an in-school program, thoroughly connected to curriculum expectations.

Some of the schools we've worked with throughout the years are...

Redstone p.s., Windham Ridge P.S., Gosford P.S., Island Public/Natural Science School, R J Lang Elementary and Middle School, Don Mills M.S., Pelmo Park P.S., Donald Cousens P.S., Armadale P.S., Hollywood p.s., Beckett Farm P.S., Firgrove p.s., Somerset Academy, Mcmurrich p.s., CMS Private Schools, Richland Academy private school,

just to name a few.

And in 2022 we ran Oasis Classroom and Oasis Kinder in over 25 schools helping over 90 classrooms grow food indoors.

Some of the schools we've worked with in 2022 are...

Brown Junior Public School, Beverley Heights Middle School, Alexander Stirling P.S., Windham Ridge P.S., Greensborough P.S., Baycrest Public School,  Dixon Grove Junior Middle School, Elmbank Junior Middle Academy, Rawlinson Community School,

just to name a few.

What do you think it takes to grow a food garden at school?

It takes KNOWHOW and following mama-nature's schedule that fits school schedule!

How do you expect to grow a food garden without the knowhow or the proper schedule?

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With Oasis programs all that it takes are:

1) Knowing how to follow instructions.

2) Knowing how to teach off of pre-written (tested and proven) lesson plans!

Oasis Classroom and Oasis School are Curriculum-Rich Programs

Giving you, the teacher, everything you need and teaching your curriculum for you, in a garden that your students grow.

These programs are entirely curriculum-centered, all 15 lessons come with a curriculum connection chart for grades 3 to 8 to Ontario Curriculum (Download Below), and can be easily connected to other school curricula.

Classroom and School Gardens are hands-on teaching tools.

And you need lesson plans to effectively teach!

So how can you be expected to grow a food garden that you teach in without curriculum-connected lesson plans that include all step-by-step instructions?

You can't be! That's why both Oasis Classroom and Oasis School programs come with Lesson Plans and much much more: 

For each of the 15 lessons, you will get:
1) A lesson plan
2) A poster (available in English and French)
3) A materials checklist
4) Curriculum connections checklist

As well as:
5) Online access to digital formats of all the above plus the student booklets
6) Coaching sessions with Leila, the creator of Oasis programs,
 to the end of the school year.
 

 

For each of the 15 lessons, your students will get a booklet they can take home after used in class. This booklet includes:
1) A lesson on the topic (usually 4 pages)

2) Material and Tools Checklist

3) A Step by step activity guide for growing the seed of the week

4) A Word-Games page on the topic

5) A Self-assessment/Journal sheet

Booklets are available in English and French.

Immediately Upon Registration, For each of the 15 lessons, you will get:
A Complete Material and Supplies Checklist of:

- Seed, Soil, Seed, Starting Pots, etc.

- General Tools such as Table Covering, Watering Cans, etc.

Lesson Specific Supplies such as material for building water filter, soil experiments, Worms, etc.
 

Lessons Lists

Oasis Classroom 

Grows an Amazing Classroom Garden

Recommended for Phase I (first year) of your garden project

 Week 1 (3rd week of February): Sprouts (growing Sprouts)

Week 2: Microgreens (growing Microgreens)

Week 3: Seeds and Seedlings (growing Arugula)

Week 4: Soil (growing Tomato)

Week 5 (the week after March Break in Ontario): Equinoxes and Spring (growing Marigolds) --> could become a mother’s day gift, mid-May

Week 6: Water (growing Lettuce)

Week 7: Edible Parts of Plants (growing Zucchini)

Week 8: Worms and Composting (growing Swiss Chards)

Week 9: Herbs (growing Cilantro and Parsley)

Week 10: Beneficial Animals and Insects (growing Peppers)

Week 11: Biodiversity and Indigenous ways of life (growing Corn and Squash) --> Contributes to 3 sisters

Week 12: Hardening off and Transplanting (Sending home seedlings and growing Basil and Dill)

Week 13: Sunlight (growing Beans and Sunflowers)  --> Contributes to 3 sisters

Week 14: Trees (growing Kale and Nasturtium)

Week 15 (last week of May): Harvest and Celebration (growing Pumpkins)

Oasis School

Grows an Amazing School Garden

Recommended for Phase II (second year) of your garden project

Week 1 (3rd week of February): Sprouts and Microgreens (growing Sprouts and Microgreens)

Week 2: Choosing outdoor garden type and spot

Week 3: Garden design and plant arrangement

Week 4: Seeds and Seedlings (growing Tomato)

Week 5 (the week after March Break in Ontario): Soil (growing Marigolds) --> could become a mother’s day gift, mid-May

Week 6: Water (growing Swiss Chard)

Week 7: Building the Garden (growing Zucchini indoors)

Week 8: Worms and Composting (Sowing Lettuce, Arugula, Spinach, Radish, Carrots)

Week 9: Herbs (growing Cilantro and Parsley)

Week 10: Beneficial Animals and Insects (growing Peppers)

Week 11: Biodiversity and Indigenous ways of life (growing Corn and Squash) --> Contributes to 3 sisters

Week 12: Hardening off and Transplanting (Hardening Off and Transplanting seedlings and growing Basil and Dill)

Week 13: Sunlight (growing Beans and Sunflowers)  --> Contributes to 3 sisters

Week 14: Trees (growing Kale and Nasturtium)

Week 15 (last week of May): Harvest and Celebration and Summer Maintenance (growing Pumpkins)

Logistically Flexible

- Oasis Classroom is doable in most schools as an outdoor growing space is NOT NECESSARY, only indoor space with sunny windows (at least 4 hours of direct sunlight - South facing, East or West-facing, not blocked by tall buildings or trees).

- Oasis School requires outdoor garden space and it's NOT recommended for first year of your garden project (Let's talk to find out if Oasis School is for you).

- For local schools (the Greater Toronto Area) All you need could be delivered* to your school: All organic seeds, soil, seed starting pots, containers (for sub-irrigation), experiment equipment, worm bin, etc.

- And for non-local schools (other provinces and the US) a materials and tools checklist is provided for each lesson.

* For delivery refer to Add-Ons section below

Seedlings that you grow in Oasis Classroom can be...

- Sold at a student-led market (entrepreneurial connection),

- Taken home by students and staff,

- Donated to local community gardens (community connection)

- Planted into your school garden as part of the Oasis School program

- Or all the above!

And there will be harvests your students will enjoy in June even as part of the Oasis Classroom program

Have never grown a garden before?

Sometimes teachers who have grow successfully at home or have tried growing gardens at school are set on their "wrong" or inefficient ways of growing...

  • which makes them not very coachable about proven efficient but sometimes controversial ways we grow gardens in Oasis programs...
  • they are understandably attached to their old ways because they have invested a lot of nerves, time and energy setting those systems up or making those decisions.

...You have an advantage to learn the right way and have massive success by following the right advice in Oasis Programs!

Ever felt like this, thinking about growing a school garden?

With Oasis Classroom you...

  • will have more than enough time
  • won't need any help from parents or other volunteers
  • won't need no experts to pay your class a visit
  • will have no summer maintenance
  • will know exactly how it all connects to your curriculum and what to teach when
  • will need no raised beds, expensive or complicated tools or equipment, bulk soil and mulch, and huge expenses... Only seeds, starting pots and buckets, bagged soil and inexpensive craft material...

...And you'll still grow an impressive classroom garden that wows everyone!

Professional Development Hours 

Upon Completion of Very Simple Progress Reports...

- Every implemented lesson inside the Oasis Classroom and Oasis School programs is considered 1.5 hours of professional development.

- A certificate of participation will be issued for the participating teachers, indicating their acquired professional development hours.

- This will be given ONLY to teachers who submit their weekly reports clearly showing their lesson executions and progress.

Alternatively...

Alternatively, you could go it alone!

How long do you think it will take you..

to replicate close to a decade of our experience growing classroom and school gardens...

... all by yourself...

... making all the mistakes...

...without a plan or program like Oasis

or Leila's coaching?

This will be a slow and torturous process and is the reason behind teacher exhaustion and abandoned school gardens! 

You can achieve spectacular results with Oasis programs (see below for testimonial videos).

It's simply too much trial and error and you'll need a lot of luck and tons of growing knowledge to do this right.

OR...

 You could develop a similar program yourself!

How many experienced teachers...

...who know how to grow food in a school environment,

...who have very strong knowledge of the curriculum,

...and are good at program development

...and also have strong graphic design skills

...do you think you'll need to pull it off? 

How many hours do you think every lesson plan will take these teachers?

Answer: at least 3 hours to write and 2 hours to review and revise 

How many hours do you think every poster will take them?

Answer: at least 6 hours to create and 2 hours to review and revise.

And every student booklet?

Answer: will take them at least 2 hours to write and 1 hour to review and revise,

Assuming you have the right expertise, and counting in the time to connect it all to your curriculum learning expectations and putting it all in a schedule that matches the season and the school timelines...

creating this program will cost minimum of a $60,000. 

We suggest you skip all that and join this program!

 

Your Investment for 2023 will only be...

5 Oasis Classroom Lessons

---$750---

(Lesson Collection Options are Defined in Section Below)

Annual License for 1 Teacher

(1 class of up to 30 students)

If your school can't invest through PayPal or by Credit Card, and you'd like to make the investment through Purchase Order agreements, email [email protected] and request an invoice.

Significant discounts are available if more than 1 classroom participates in the same school. Email us for this information.

All 15 Oasis Classroom Lessons

---$1,975---

Annual License for 1 Teacher

(1 class of up to 30 students)

If your school can't invest through PayPal or by Credit Card, and you'd like to make the investment through Purchase Order agreements, email [email protected] and request an invoice.

Significant discounts are available if more than 1 classroom participates in the same school. Email us for this information.

15 Oasis School Lessons

---$2,975---

Annual License for 1 Teacher

(1 class of up to 30 students)

If your school can't invest through PayPal or by Credit Card, and you'd like to make the investment through Purchase Order agreements, email [email protected] and request an invoice.

Significant discounts are available if more than 1 classroom participates in the same school. Email us for this information.

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If you followed and executed all Lessons and utilized my coaching sessions to ask your questions and your garden was not successful(*)…

Just email [email protected] including your proof (documented with pictures) and we will refund 100% of your money!

(*) Disclaimers:

  • Not even for expert growers, does every seed grow and not all seedlings grow perfectly well even if you do everything right! We trust that you measure success fairly, looking at the overall growth of the garden as well as the hands-on learning your students gained and not based on a few seeds that didn’t grow or seedlings that didn’t survive.
  • Your success directly correlates with the quality of your seeds and soil as well as the sunlight your seedlings receive. We highly recommend Supplies Add-on for local schools and attention to quality indicators on the material checklists for all.!

2022 Transformations

 
 
 
 
 

Lesson Collection Options for 5-Lesson Oasis Classroom

Option A: 

Week 3: Seeds and Seedlings (growing Arugula)
Week 4: Soil (growing Tomato)
Week 6: Water (growing Lettuce)
Week 11: Biodiversity and Indigenous ways of life (growing Corn and Squash) --> Contributes to 3 sisters
Week 13: Sunlight (growing Beans and Sunflowers) --> Contributes to 3 sisters

Option B:

Week 3: Seeds and Seedlings (growing Arugula)
Week 5 (the week after March Break in Ontario): Equinoxes and Spring (growing Marigolds) --> could become a mother’s day gift, mid-May
Week 8: Worms and Composting (growing Swiss Chards)
Week 9: Herbs (growing Cilantro and Parsley)
Week 10: Beneficial Animals and Insects (growing Peppers)

Option C:

Week 1 (3rd week of February): Sprouts (growing Sprouts)
Week 2: Microgreens (growing Microgreens)
Week 3: Seeds and Seedlings (growing Arugula)
Week 7: Edible Parts of Plants (growing Zucchini)
Week 14: Trees (growing Kale and Nasturtium)

Add-On Services for Greater Toronto Area Schools

Supplies Add-on

(for Greater Toronto Area schools)

We will deliver to your participating classrooms

  • All Organic Soil, Organic Seeds, other lesson-specific supplies such as seed starting cups and containers, sprouting kits, worms, supplies for making herb drying racks and other experimental kits and much more. 

Oasis Classroom Complete (all 15 lessons) Supplies:

$775 per participating class of up to 30 students

Oasis Classroom 5-Lesson Supplies:

$375 per participating class of up to 30 students

Oasis Schools Supplies:

$775 per participating class of up to 30 students (Does not include bulk Soil, Bulk Mulch, Trellis, Raised Beds, etc.)

Delivery to GTA schools is free.

If your school is outside of the Greater Toronto Area, no worries, every lesson is coming to you with a supplies checklist and we will help you source during your coaching sessions.

Print Add-on

(for Greater Toronto Area schools)

We deliver to your participating classrooms

  • All professionally printed Posters
  • All professionally printed and assembled Student Booklets 

Each lesson has 1 to 2 posters + 30 student booklets (6 double sided 11 X 8.5 color pages)

Oasis Classroom Complete (all 15 lessons) and Oasis School Prints:

$1,350 per participating class of up to 30 students and 1 teacher

Oasis Classroom 5-Lesson Prints:

$450 per participating class of up to 30 students and 1 teacher

Delivery to GTA schools is free.

 

If your school is outside of the Greater Toronto Area, no worries, all posters and student booklets are available for download and you have license to print.
Even if your school is located in the GTA, you might have access to more affordable printing facilities at your school board. We encourage you to explore those options before investing on this add-on with us.

Bonuses

(free of extra charge)

1) Coaching

FREE Coaching sessions with one-on-one help before, during and after the programs till the end of the school year!

 At least 1 hour per Lesson.

Session are with Leila Mireskandari, the founder and director of Kids' Growing City and the creator of Oasis Programs who's been growing food with students, teachers and schools for almost a decade at full-time capacity.

She charges $150/Hour for Private Coaching. At least 15 hours of access to her is

valued at $2,250

2) Reading Lists

We've also curated 6 lists of books (one for each grade, 3 to 8) that you can utilize to deepen the learning of these 15 lessons for your students.

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