Connecting and Strengthening the Farm to School Movement in BC
The Farm to School BC Network is a diverse and expanding provincial network that promotes, supports and links schools and communities working to bring healthy, local, just and sustainable food sourcing and food systems education into BC schools.
The Farm to School framework enriches the connection school communities have with their local food producers by working to change food purchasing and education practices in schools. Students gain access to healthy local food, as well as hands-on experiential learning opportunities that foster food literacy such as school gardens, cooking lessons and farm/food system field trips.
Farm to School empowers students and school communities to make informed food choices while contributing to vibrant, sustainable regional food systems that support the health of people, place and planet.
All schools and organizations working towards this aim can see themselves within and join the Farm to School movement to unite collectively towards our shared vision.