L. Y. Cairns School

L. Y. Cairns School

Contact Information

  • Address: 10510 45 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, Alberta, T6H0A1

School Board

Edmonton Public School Board

School Type

  • Middle School
  • High School

School Location

  • urban community

Number of Students


School Description

We are a vocational school for 400 students with special needs. We have a mature orchard with heritage trees that produce a lot of fruit and a young fenced orchard. We have a back garden and a lower garden. Our back garden is private and is harvested for students. Our lower garden is harvested by the community and borders our mature orchard. We host an annual fruit festival and scion-wood exchange for fruit and nut trees as well as an annual plant sale.

School Food

Meal Program:

  • Other


  • Growing food - garden
  • Growing food - food forest
  • Growing food - indoors
  • Hydroponics (i.e., just plants)
  • Seed saving
  • Cooking
  • Preserving
  • Tasting activities
  • Sharing cultural foods
  • Learning from local food producers & providers