Tower Gardens Grow Learning Opportunities

Two years ago, the senior Science Department advocated for the purchase of a number of tower gardens—sustainable, vertical, aeroponic growing systems, which are able to grow various herbs, fruits, and flowers in less than three square feet. 

Retired science teacher, Dennise Dombroski first suggested the tower gardens as a hands-on way for students to increase their awareness about plant life and incorporate sustainability practices into their biology studies. 

Support through our Annual Giving appeal ensured funding for two tower gardens that were installed in the Senior School Science Department last fall. In addition, the tower gardens have been used in other areas of the school curriculum including a recent Grade 6/7 ADST (Applied Design Skills & Technology) project.    

Thanks to your commitment to York House and generosity in donating to our Annual Giving campaign, these innovative educational resources are available to elevate our students’  learning and understanding of the world around them.