Northwest Regional Hub
52, 54, 82
In the 2018/2019 school year, the Northwest Hub was officially launched to work with and serve schools and communities from Terrace to Houston. Following the lead of community partners including Groundbreakers Agriculture Association in Smithers and the Kalum Community School Society in Terrace, the Farm to School BC Northwest Regional Hub has been strengthening the connection between schools and local food. In addition to the many exciting programs happening in the schools, the Northwest Hub has worked to provide regional projects such as bringing observation beehives to visit schools, starting a regional seed library and creating at-home growing kits to support distance hands-on learning during the pandemic.
The appetite for regional food programs is strong in the Northwest and in 2021, the Northwest Regional Hub was delighted to expand to support the Prince Rupert School District (52) and coastal Indigenous schools.
About the Community Animator
Vicky (she/her) is a second-generation settler of Italian and Polish origin, living in the unceded Tsimshian territory. Her education in International Development and cultural background led her to understand the power of food and agriculture on a global and local scale. She enjoys contributing to the community through the operation of her farm and other community-focused work. Vicky loves sharing food and food production knowledge, whether at the Farmers Market or around a kitchen table. She is happiest when doing any kind of farm work or flexing her culinary muscles.