Start-up Grant Series
In the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school year, a series of schools who received Farm to School BC Start-Up Grants were asked to write a short story describing their process to date in building their Farm to School programs. The stories below are a reflection of the creativity, ingenuity and hard work of schools across the province in building Farm to School programs that work for their school and their community. No one size fits all, enjoy!
Parkway Proud! Here at Parkway Elementary we are proud of our students, teachers, parents and community. Everyone has pulled together to make our garden a success. Students have learned about plant life cycles, how to plant seeds, transplant them to the garden and how to care for them. With the advice of Ryan Foster, Food Foresters […]
Two years ago, a vision was hatched for a new program at my daughter’s school. It was to begin agricultural programming that would transform the community into a learning space about local food systems. St. Francis of Assisi School was the perfect location to begin such a program because it stood as a lone concrete […]
“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?” “What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh, “What do you say, Piglet?” “I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today,” said Piglet. Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing.” A. A. Milne It is our first year […]
Our Little/Big Idea We wanted to create a garden at Yarrow Community School. The idea was to help students and families know the importance (and the joys!) of eating and growing fresh, local, organic food, for their health, and the health of the planet. We wanted our garden to be an inviting, accessible growing space […]
Growing Smiles while Getting Dirty ~ This past year has brought tonnes of accomplishments with our Community Garden. We had 240 students participate in planting items, weeding, harvesting, and consuming their own produce. Each week all ten classes would take time to walk over to the Community Garden and complete maintenance and receive a lesson. […]
Our Farm to School Story at Logan Lake Secondary began with an idea to start a school garden and expanded into so much more. Some of our achievements over the past year include a successful school garden, growing microgreens, healthy lunch and breakfast programs, and school composting. It was very rewarding to see how successful […]