The Classroom Gardener is a collaborative project between Room To Play Educational Consulting and Victory Gardens Vancouver. Our customized consultations offer practical school garden expertise for non-profits, government agencies, community partners, school districts, and university faculties.
The Classroom Gardener offers researched and responsive whole system thinking with proven solutions for start up, maintenance, enhanced use, and seasonal frustrations associated with school garden use. We offer comprehensive and relevant pedagogical applications that support the daily practice of education professionals to ensure school gardens become beloved and shared spaces of cross-curricular learning within a school community.
Room to Play Consulting
Megan Zeni is the founder of Room to Play Consulting. Megan is a mother of three, with over 22 years of elementary classroom teaching experience. Megan works extensively with teachers across the province (and beyond) to support the use of school gardens as meaningful spaces of cross curricular learning. Megan is concurrently working on her PhD at the University of British Columbia. Her research interests include teachers’ experiences and perceptions of risk in outdoor play and learning in elementary schools.
Jenna Jaski represents Victory Gardens Vancouver, and has a BSc in Environmental Sciences. Jenna brings her passion for nature and learning to her role as Classroom Gardener project manager and lead facilitator. Through working with students, teachers, and workshop participants, Jenna is a beloved facilitator who is perfectly suited to share her knowledge and skills to support novice and experienced gardeners across the region.