March 17, 2014                                                


Can You Dig It? Horticulture SHSM Welcomes Partners


 Over the past school year, the DSBN’s greenest program has really begun to branch out. On Thursday, March 20, the Board’s regional horticulture Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program will host an open house to celebrate the partners that have supported this important venture.  


“The District School Board of Niagara is a leader in the development of original and progressive SHSM programs to meet the needs of today’s students,” said Kevin Graham, DSBN Technology Consultant. “Having the support of industry partners is a major component of a successful program and we look forward to celebrating the contributions of all the organizations who have supported the Dig It horticulture program.” 


Partners being recognized at the Thursday event include: 

The Canadian Wildlife Federation 

Niagara College 

Jefferies Nurseries 

MapleLeaf Nursery 

Natural Insect Control  

Many important community volunteers 


The Dig It (Discovering Innovative Green Industry Techniques) program gives students in Grades 11 and 12 from across the region an opportunity to work in an experimental greenhouse setting at the regional SHSM centre on Bunting Road in St. Catharines. Students in the program learn a number of techniques, including aquaponics, hydroponics, aeroponics, vermaculture and much more.  


Event Details: 

Date: Thursday, March 20 

Time: 1:00 p.m. 

Location: 91 Bunting Road, St. Catharines 

Horticulture SHSM