Northwest Region Hub

Northwest Regional Hub

School Districts
52, 54, 82

Community Animator
Margo Peill

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
Originally from Nova Scotia, Margo is grateful to now live on the unceded and ancestral territories of the Tsimshian People in Terrace, BC.  With an academic background in health promotion and community development, she thrives on bringing people together around food systems and learning from the land.  Margo has a not-so-secret love for growing and arranging flowers and together with her partner, runs Fernweh Farmstead, a specialty cut-flower farm.  In her spare time, Margo loves skiing, hiking, picnics or anything that takes her into the mountains.