Farm to School alive and well in Saanich

I remember the feel of that bean in my hand, so smooth and shiny. We planted them into the soil in the white styrofoam cups and then lined them up along the windowsill in our classroom. Even though we knew it was going to happen, it seemed a wonder to see the first sprout push its way through the soil.

Today this opportunity to witness and be part of this tiny but essential miracle continues. Farm to School is a program that connects students with the food that they eat through activities like school gardens, farm field trips, salad bar programs and visits from elders and knowledge keepers who share teachings about plants and medicines.

Growing Chefs brings Red Seal Chefs right into classes and gets kids prepping and preparing meals. By building these “food literacy” skills in students through experiential learning opportunities to grow, harvest, prepare and cook healthy local food, Farm to School programs foster positive reinforcing relationships between students and their broader food system. READ MORE

Linda Geggie
Sat Sep 23rd, 2017
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