Dene High School recieves $220K grant from PC Children’s Charity
By fall there will be fresh, locally-grown produce in La Loche for the high school’s breakfast and lunch programs and the wider community, thanks to a modular farm the size of a shipping container.
Students from Dene High School are training to grow and harvest their own produce using a $220,000 modular farm they’ll receive through a grant from President’s Choice Children’s Charity.
The farm will arrive in the community in the coming months and last week, five students and three staff members were in Toronto for training.
Grade 10 student Brelanda Montgrand said she was expecting a greenhouse but was surprised by the size and capacity of the farm.
She said she’s looking forward to working as a team with her fellow students to produce healthier food for the community. READ MORE