Forest Grove Elementary is the first school in the Burnaby District to create and sustain an edible school garden program thus making it the model school in the Burnaby District with many other Burnaby schools following a similar path. The garden has been built as 20 ft by 20 ft outdoor classroom that hosts many garden related activities throughout the year including: An After School Garden Club, Seed Classes and Cooking Classes using food grown in the garden. Facilitated by Sprouting Chefs, Barb McMahon, a community partnership has been established and continues to flourish due to many funding supporters including: Whole Kids Foundation, TD Friends of the Environment, Evergreen Foundation, Home Depot Foundation, McCrane Pearson Endowment and Metropolis at Metrotown.
Food Sources: Forest Grove School Garden provides some of the food used in Cooking Classes as well as bags of food going home with families in the summer. Sprouting Chefs has a partnership with Whole Foods who supplements what the garden cannot supply for Cooking Classes.
Find this project on the Farm to Cafeteria Canada map in Burnaby, BC.