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  • If you are¬†new to our method of growing food in schools? We highly recommend Oasis Classroom (to grow an indoor garden) to get started.
  • If you are¬†ready to grow an outdoor school garden this spring? To join the Oasis School¬†program please book a call to discuss.
  • If you have any questions about any of the Oasis Programs and the different options. Don't hesitated to book a call with or email Leila.
  • If your school needs an invoice and can't make Credit Card Payments? No problem! Email us to arrange: [email protected]
Book a Call to Discuss Details

Or simply email or call Leila: 647-887-1534, [email protected]

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Grows a curriculum-connected classroom garden and transforms your teaching! 

 

Engages different learners and leaves an amazing legacy for you, by giving your students the authentic hands-on experience of growing their own food, right in your classroom.

It's never been easier to empower!

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

With Oasis Classroom all that it takes are:

  • Following instructions.
  • Knowing how to teach off of pre-written (tested and proven) lesson plans!
  • A sunny window (4 to 5 hours of direct sunlight)
  • Enthusiasm to grow your classroom garden into existence!

No...

- guess work!

- spinning your wheels

- spending time outside your prep or class time to research or write plans

Not required:

- Any growing experience!

- Any outdoor garden space!

Oasis Classroom gives you everything you need

It's entirely curriculum-centered, all lessons come with a curriculum connection chart example for grades 3 to 8 that you can easily match with your curriculum.

Why Trust Us?

Growing School and Classroom gardens since 2013

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

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

And after a decade of working with educators side by side, developing, getting feedback, testing, and fine-tuning programs on the ground, we've got the perfect solution:

A proven 2-phase comprehensive program:

PHASE I: Oasis Classroom

PHASE II: Oasis School

Oasis Classroom School Gardens with Ease

Pre-COVID we our facilitators grew 15 amazing schools gardens in local schools.

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.

post-COVID we pivoted and made our 2-phase plan available to teachers online

Oasis Classroom grew over 100 classroom gardens in 2021, 2022 and 2023 for participating teachers.

Some of the schools that joined Oasis Classroom Program 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's included in Oasis Classroom

&

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.
 

Oasis Classroom 15-Week Lesson List

Week 1 (2nd 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 Classroom 5-Week Lesson List

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)

 

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.
 

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.

What to do with what you'll produce

Fast-maturing plants such as sprouts, micro-greens, arugula, or leaf lettuce could be enjoyed right in your classroom. Make salads or smoothies!

Longer-maturing seedlings can be...

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

- Taken home by students and staff,

- Donated to local community gardens (community connection),

- Or all of the above!

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!

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 2024 will only be...

5 Oasis Classroom Lessons

---$750 CAD---

Second teacher or more in the same school: $75 per teacher.

(Lesson Collection Options are Defined Above)

One School Year License for the first teacher in your school 

(1 class is 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.

Oasis Classroom 5-Lesson (Deadline has passed)

All 15 Oasis Classroom Lessons

---$1,975 CAD---

Second teacher or more in the same school: $197 per teacher.

(All 15 Lessons)

One School Year License for the first teacher in your school

(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.

Oasis Classroom Complete (Deadline has passed)

Registration Deadline for 15-Lesson Option:

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Registration Deadline for 5-Lesson Options A and B:

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  • If you are¬†new to our method of growing food in schools? We highly recommend Oasis Classroom (to grow an indoor garden) to get started.
  • If you are¬†ready to grow an outdoor school garden this spring? To join the Oasis School¬†program please book a call to discuss.
  • If you have any questions about any of the Oasis Programs and the different options. Don't hesitated to book a call with or email Leila.
  • If your school needs an invoice and can't make Credit Card Payments? No problem! Email us to arrange: [email protected]
Book a Call to Discuss Details

Or simply email or call Leila: 647-887-1534, [email protected]

Add-On Services for Greater Toronto Area Schools

Supplies Add-on

(for Greater Toronto Area schools ONLY)

This includes the cost of labor for purchasing, packaging per lesson, and delivery

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

Delivery to GTA schools is free.

Indicate your interest at checkout and we will contact you.

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 ONLY)

This includes the cost of color print, packaging per lesson, and delivery

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) Prints:

$2,350 per participating class of up to 30 students and 1 teacher

Oasis Classroom 5-Lesson Prints:

$750 per participating class of up to 30 students and 1 teacher

Delivery to GTA schools is free.

Indicate your interest at checkout and we will contact you.

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.
Join Oasis Classroom (you can indicate your interest in supplies at checkout)

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‚Äôt grow or seedlings that didn‚Äôt 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!

Transformations

 
 
 
 
 

Plus 2 Amazing Bonuses

(free of extra charge)

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

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.

FAQ...

Jump to Different Sections On this Page...

General Features
About KGC
Lesson Plans
Student Booklets
Lessons List
5-Lesson Option
Prof. Dev.
Fee - Join
Transfor mations
Add-Ons
Bonus
FAQ