Photo credit: Government of BC and Feed BC, from Traditional foods and Indigenous recipes in B.C.’s public institutions
Education about our local food system must tie back to the land and its histories and stories. Land-based learning involves learning from the land and water, and understanding and fostering our connection to them. Farm to school is inextricably connected with land-based learning practices: land-based learning, as an experiential approach, helps us foster a relationship with food and understand how we sustain ourselves. Land-based learning is rooted in Indigenous teachings and worldviews, which should be acknowledged whenever this approach is used. Learn more.
The following list of resources, including short inspirational videos, comprehensive toolkits and hands-on activities, have been compiled as part of Farm to School Month 2021 to engage school communities in exploring land-based learning and integrating it into their practice.
Please note that a majority of the resources listed below are in English. Although F2CC did work to find some resources in French and Indigenous languages, we were unable to find many. If you are aware of land-based learning resources that are in French or any other language, please submit the name or link of the resource to email@example.com, so that we may share the resource with our network to enjoy.