The Green Legacy is looking forward to the 2022/2023 school year! 


Welcome! We are glad you are interested in what the Wellington County Green Legacy has to offer. We have a range of interactive and fun programmes for your students to participate in. Our programmes are available for free to all schools located within the County of Wellington. Participation from schools within the City of Guelph is subject to availability.

The Green Legacy has developed strong partnerships with the Upper Grand District School Board and the Wellington Catholic School Board. Each year, thousands of students participate in the Green Legacy Programme. Each of our school programmes are experiential and hands-on that supports Ontario curriculum expectations. The busing of the Junior and Intermediate students is paid for by The Green Legacy Programme. 

Kindergarten to Grade 3 - Seeds in the Classroom (Spring Semester)

Have Green Legacy staff visit your Kindergarten to Grade 3 students at school! Our hands-on and interactive presentation teaches students how to grow and care for seedlings in planting blocks in their classrooms. The trees are planted in late winter and collected by Green Legacy staff before the school year ends. All seeds, planting supplies and instructions are provided by the Green Legacy. Download planting instructions.

 Seeds in the Classroom Request Form

Grade 4-6 - Nursery Visit (Fall & Spring Semesters)

Students in Grades 4-6 take a trip to one of our Green Legacy nurseries. While here, students engage in nursery tasks such as transplanting seedlings and participate in a 60-90 minute interpretive hike in our beautiful surrounding woodlands.

NEW Online Booking

Please book a School Nursery Visit online. You will need to create an account and select the Nursery Location you would like to visit.

  • Schools in Puslinch, Erin and Eramosa Townships - please book our Southern Nursery Location.
  • Schools in Minto, Mapleton and Wellington North – please book our Northern Nursery. Schools in Centre Wellington may book at either location.  

Southern Tree Nursery | Puslinch, ON N0B 2J0

Northern Tree Nursery | Damascus, ON N0G 1A0

After completing your online booking, you will receive a confirmation email that your request has been successfully received by the Green Legacy. Once approved, you will be notified by email and required to electronically sign our Green Legacy Facility Booking Agreement. 

Book a School Nursery Visit!

**Please note that all requests are subject to approval by the Green Legacy. Schools within Wellington County will be given priority.

If you have any questions, please contact our Community Outreach Coordinator Adam McDowell.


Grade 7 and 8 - Community Outplants (Spring Semester)

Classes in Grade 7 and 8 are partnered with Wellington County landowners and will travel to a location throughout the county to plant trees with the assistance of Green Legacy staff during the Spring.

 Community Outplant Request Form

Volunteer and Co-op opportunities for Secondary Students

The Green Legacy has many opportunities where Secondary School students can volunteer to obtain their 40 hours of required community service. We are also pleased to work with students through the Cooperative Education Program.


Dress for the weather!

In order to make your day as comfortable as possible, students and teachers should come equipped with the following items:

  • Appropriate footwear - boots for rain or mud or other sturdy shoes that suit working conditions
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Rain gear/warm jacket - depending on weather and the time of year
  • Work gloves
  • Water bottle and snack

Due to the different conditions we could be working in, please have students dress in layers to accommodate the changing temperatures.