During the stay at home time, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people picked up new hobbies. One of these hobbies is gardening/sustainable living practices. Developing a green thumb is a way to pass the time, but others use it as a way to make sure they have access to fresh food. 

While at home, our Grade 7 student, Priyanka Lalla planted a sustainable garden and is encouraging others to attempt a sustainable or green task.

"Over this quarantine,  I had time to reflect not only on the need to be more self- sufficient in food production but also to strengthen my commitment to ensuring a brighter and more sustainable future. It might sound like a monumental task but every small step counts in reducing our carbon footprint.

I planted a sustainable home garden which included a variety of vegetables and fruits including; oranges, portugals, limes, lemons, tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, avocados, chives, mint, rosemary, basil and dill.

I want to encourage others to take their first steps into creating a greener and more eco-friendly lifestyle. After all, being green is more than just buying 'eco', it is an unshakable commitment to a sustainable lifestyle. I am looking forward to enjoying and sharing my organically-grown harvest as well as teaching others how they can do the same!"

Priyanka Lalla