The Heritage Handprints environmental group is composed of staff and students seeking to educate and act for a sustainable future at Heritage College. Students take on the environmental goals that they choose as a club, and staff and faculty continue to work on improving our footprint as a school community. The Heritage Handprints student club hosts regular student awareness initiatives such as clothing swap, smoothie day, harvest festival, Earth day fair, and waste audits. Heritage has a vibrant vegetable garden that is collectively maintained and enjoyed by staff and students.
On May 6, 2021 Heritage Handprints and volunteer faculty were able to safely come together and build 6 raised garden boxes, weed and fill boxes with soil and enjoy each other’s company(from a distance)! Great community event.
A group of volunteer students and staff, and a few classes began the garden project in May 2018. Typically seeds are planted indoors in March and continue planting in the garden directly in the spring. The food is harvested in the fall and is distributed amongst volunteers, classes and the Heritage community. Staff and students volunteer their time throughout the summer to water, weed, plant and harvest.