Every year in late May, LocoMotoArt begins a garden and art project with the West Point Grey Community Centre Pre-School students. However, this year due to the current COVID situation, the students are not in session.
We wanted to grow a plant for this year's garden that would provide some flexibility and be there once students were to start back to school.
We decided on the blueberry as a perennial plant that can grow throughout the seasons. No matter which season it is, the plant offers the students an opportunity to participate in garden and related art projects.
We also believe that the plant has value during discussions with students when explaining important elements about change, cycles, and return, as associated to their experiences related to stay-at-home protocols and coming to school.