Knowlton Academy, Lac-Brome, Québec
2020-2022 (Grant Year 2)

The Knowlton Academy project, located in Lac-Brome in the Montérégie region, aims to strengthen the local economy  by building new partnerships with neighbouring farms. Thanks to the Farm to School grant, the school is able to develop its local food supply network to provide its salad bar with fresh produce throughout the week. 

The school’s “Secret Garden” gives students the opportunity to learn about the different production and harvesting phases of the food they eat. In addition, thanks to an indoor gardening system that grows small edible sprouts, local supply during the cold season is less of a  problem for the school!

Their salad bar project is now an integral part of the curriculum, with food literacy being brought into the classroom. Students have the opportunity to develop their critical thinking skills and their knowledge of agriculture and food, under the supervision of parents and volunteers.

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