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Victoria’s First School Farm Opens to Inspire Next Generation of Farmers

Victoria High Farm
Their school may be in the middle of the city, but Vic High students are about to get a lesson in farming.

“It just makes me happy to be outside and doing something positive, and seeing the results of plants growing,” explained student Kenni Apt.

Victoria’s first school farm will see students cultivate their own healthy, sustainable, and local food – all as part of an integrated curriculum.

“Firstly students need to understand where food comes from, how it grows and that relationship between themselves and the environment,” said Greg Kitchen, Associate Superintendent of the Greater Victoria School District.

But, it goes beyond that. Canada’s farmers are aging and the government is worried about who will grow our food in the future. READ MORE

April 09, 2018
www.cheknews.ca

F2CC Editor’s note: The fruits of their labour will go to market and into the school salad bar!
Funding provided by Farm to Cafeteria Canada, Whole Kids Foundation, Farm to School BC and many others.

WATCH: The city’s first ever learning school farm opened up today. Victoria High’s program will offer access to healthy, local foods while hoping to inspire the next generation of green thumbs. Kori Sidaway has more.

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