Webinar Series


From January to October 2022, Farm to School BC is offering a free mentorship program for K-12 educators in BC who are in the initial stages of creating a school garden or are revitalizing an existing school garden.

This program includes monthly after-school online workshops facilitated by Farm to School BC staff who have a wealth of experience supporting school gardens. Each workshop is designed to build off previous workshops, however, participants can sign up for as many sessions as they like. Here is a list of the upcoming workshops:

  • January 18: Establishing a School Garden Culture
  • February 15: Designing your School Garden
  • March 8: Classroom Growing and Spring Planting
  • April 19: Building and Preparing the Garden
  • May 17: Outdoor Planting and Volunteer Management
  • June 7: Summer Maintenance and Long-Term Sustainability
  • September 20: Harvesting and Seed Saving
  • October 18: Winterizing Your Garden and Planning

Learn more and sign up here


Grant Writing Webinar

Date: October 19, 2021

Planning to apply for a Farm to School BC Grant? Needing some support with the application process or looking for fresh ideas to bring to your school? If so, then join us for our Grant Writing Workshop webinar hosted by our Grants Coordinator, Marcus Lobb.

BC School Eco Clubs: Youth action in environmental sustainability

Date: May 11, 2021

Tune in to meet young environmental activists making a difference in their schools and communities. From school gardens to recycling programs, hear from students about the work of Eco Clubs and Green Teams and learn what motivates these students to be environmental leaders at their schools.

Curious to start an Eco Club at your school? Be inspired by these examples to initiate youth action at your school.

Welcoming Pollinators to your School Garden School Eco Clubs

Date: April 27, 2021 

How can pollinators become part of a school garden? Choosing plants, garden designs, and timing can impact the abundance and diversity of creatures you share your outdoor learning space with. Experienced bee experts Erin Champion and Lori Weidenhammer (author of Victory Gardens for Bees: A DIY Guide to Saving the Bees) will discuss how to create a garden that welcomes these important beneficial insects and can be enjoyed by you and your students. The techniques might surprise you!

Conduct a Waste Audit at your School

Date: April 13, 2021

Get on your rubber gloves and become a waste detective! A waste audit lets students investigate waste diversion practices and identify the gaps and opportunities in their school (and home) to reduce waste. Teachers will learn how to organize a waste audit, as well as helping students brainstorm a waste reduction action plan.

Ready to go! Soil, Seeding, and Care

Date: March 10, 2021

Spring is around the corner in BC and we are rolling up our sleeves eager to get our hands dirty. Healthy soil is a must for healthy crops, and in this webinar, Pablo will explain how to prepare the soil for the season, seed directly, and tackle gardening issues especially with seeds.

Presenters: Pablo Vimos, organic master gardener and founder of Roots2Grow

Starting Seedlings in your School

This presentation highlights the steps needed to establish a fully functional seedling growing operation in your school – with tips on how to grow with your students and the potential for your grow station to become a fully sustainable fundraising learning opportunity!

Date: February 24, 2021

Presenter: Marcus Lobb, Capital Region Animator, Farm to School BC

Reaching Our Potential Together: Evaluation, Impacts, and Partnerships

Enjoy a joint presentation between Farm to School BC and Farm to Cafeteria Canada where you will discover the impact of the farm to school model in British Columbia and throughout Canada, and learn about how these network partners work together to promote local and healthy food.

Date: December 3, 2020

Presenters: Jesse Veenstra, National Director Farm to Cafeteria Canada & Richard Han, Farm to School BC Provincial Manager

6 Steps YOU can do to prevent a global food apocalypse.

Date: June 10, 2020

Presenter: Dr. Tammara Soma, SFU Food Systems Lab

Local Food 2 School program on Haida Gwaii

Date: June 3, 2020

Presenters: Shelly Crack (Northern Health) and Sheri Disney (Local Food 2 School)

Unpacking school lunch

Date: June 17, 2020

Presenters: Jennifer Black and Sinikka Elliott, UBC

Connecting around Food During COVID-19: Nutrition Education Home Learning Opportunities

Date: May 27, 2020

Presenters: Nicole Spencer (Vancouver Coastal Health) and Emilia Moulechkova (Northern Health)

Learn to make ricotta cheese and bannock at home with a professional chef!

Date: May 20, 2020

Presenter: Wade Rowland (Cheakamus Centre)

Food Literacy Resource Database

Date: May 13, 2020

Presenter: Sherry Stade, SD73 (Kamloops area), Health Promoting Schools Coordinator

Small but Mighty: Farm to School in a Rural-Remote Context on Gabriola Island

Date: April 29, 2020

Presenter: Kenda Chang-Swanson, Food Programs Coordinator, People for a Healthy Community (Gabriola Island)

Orchestrating a growing movement in the City of Victoria.

Date: April 22, 2020

Presenters: Aaren Topley (Can You Dig It) and Alex Harned (City of Victoria)

 Plant in a square – A way to grow at school!

Date: March 31, 2020:

Presenter: Pablo Vimos (Roots2Grow)

Make the Outdoors your Classroom!

Date: February 19, 2020

Presenters: Jennifer Hegan and Helene Fleury (Groundbreakers Agriculture Association)

Supporting Healthy Eating at School

Date: January 28, 2020

Presenters: Emilia Moulechkova (Northern Health) and Nicole Spencer (Vancouver Coastal Health)

Seed the City Youth Program, Victoria, BC

Date: November 26, 2019

Presenter: Leah Seltzer, Program Manager, Life Cycles

Influencing the Influencers: How to make #foodwaste reduction go viral

Date: October 24, 2019

Presenter: Dr. Tammara Soma, SFU Food Systems Lab