Pavillon au Millénaire, La Baie, Québec
2020-2022 (Grant Year 2)
Le Millénaire, a building that is a part of the Médéric-Gravel school, which opened in 2017 and is located in La Baie in the Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean region, is committed to educating its 169 students about current environmental and technological issues.
Growing food and culinary workshops are at the heart of their learning process. From a very young age, the children get their hands dirty through various gardening and cooking workshops. They learn the importance of living in harmony with their natural environment.
The program is funded by the Farm to School grant in an effort to bring together students, families and the community around a “food village”. An upcoming project involves the introduction of a free salad bar once or twice a week! All students will have access to the salad bar and will get a chance to taste a variety of healthy, local and environmentally responsible foods.
The produce that the children taste comes mainly from their school’s summer garden, but they also harvest some produce from their four-season greenhouse and from local producers such as Les jardins Baies Lactées.