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Tower Gardens for Schools

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The Orillia Museum of Art & History

30 Peter Street South

Orillia, ON L3V 5A9

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Tower Gardens are Revolutionary Growing Machines. Using 90% less land and water than traditional growing and producing nutrient dense foods without chemicals, its no wonder teachers all over North America are incorporating Tower Gardens into their classrooms!

Food Sustainability

Eco Friendly Farming

Nutrition

Biology

Chemistry

Giving

Are just a few of the of subjects teachers can cover while having a Tower Garden in the classroom, and thousands of teachers are doing just that!

Join us on October 16th to learn how you can get a Tower Garden into your childrens class room, or at home. We have three powerful speakers who will be sharing their expertise and epxerinces with Tower Gardens.

$10 fee for Tower Garden Rep on Eventbrite $15 at door night of event.

FREE for Guests!

Please Register Below, seating is limited!

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Paula Hill Couslon, SSC Juice Plus|Tower Gardens

In 2013, Paula Hill-Coulson was introduced to the latest, year-round growing technology of the Tower Gardens. She immediately saw the benefits of using them to grow produce for her family and her food banks. After growing on towers for several years, Paula has made it her mission to educate others about the Tower Garden's incredible abundance and benefits for households, schools, food banks and entire communities and is a frequent guest speaker as often as possible.

She is the Project Manager of many Tower Gardens operating for food banks, schools and local businesses. She is the Chairperson of the Local Needs Committee for the Rotary Club of Orillia and the representative for the International Rotary Action Group for Community Mental Health Initiatives.

Paula has been featured on CTV News and CBC Radio for her work in the community, providing fresh produce to shelters and food banks and was recently given a Woman of Distinction 2017 Nelle Carter Award by the Orillia Business Woman's Association for her work in her community.

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Cathleen McRob, Grade 3 Teacher

Cathleen McRob has been an educator with the Simcoe County District School Board since 2003. She has spent the last 9 years at W.R. Best Memorial Public School teaching Grade 3. She has gladly devoted time to extracurricular activities such as the school’s basketball, 3 pitch and cross country running teams as well as the leadership team and a self-esteem and healthy living group called Girl’s on the Run.

With her partner Tony, Cathleen has raised 5 children. She has always focused on family and taking care of others. Living a healthy lifestyle that included exercise and eating nutritious food has always played a part in how she raised her family. Many important discussions and good times have happened around the kitchen island while fresh food was chopped and delicious meals prepared.

Two years ago, Cathleen discovered the Tower Garden technology and saw it as a wonderful teaching tool to enhance her Grade 3 science unit, Growth and Changes in Plants. Little did she suspect at the time that she would be able to integrate this fascinating piece of technology into so many aspects of what she already did within the classroom while opening the minds of her students (and herself) in new and exciting ways. She looks forward to the new experiences that may come her way!

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Billy Brown, Registerd Holistic Nutritionist

Billy Brown, B.Sc., R.H.N., is a Nutritionist with an ever growing passion for community well-being, food production and self-sufficiency. He consults not just on holistic nutrition but also on personal food growing, both indoors and out. Who says you need soil to grow delicious, organic vegetables?!

In his nutrition practice, "Eat Learn Grow," Billy has seen that many people choose foods based on cost, not just in dollars but also time. Everyone know they need to eat more plant based whole foods, but in their busy lives it's challenging to devote the time to creatively get all those veggies into every family member, day in and day out.

The cost of modern industrial agriculture can now be seen across many environments, making food production a global issue that Billy believes can be solved if everyone learns how to grow food themselves. Education is the first step in helping not just our own communities but the entire planet to heal.

The second step is inspiration, so Billy's sole mission is to inspire as many people as possible to get growing in their own communities, any way they can. He envisions a future where households double as mini greenhouses, backyards as urban farms, public spaces as food oases, and communities as holistic systems capable of sustaining their members with the knowledge needed to grow and prepare as many plant-based whole foods as possible.

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30 Peter Street South

Orillia, ON L3V 5A9

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