FOOD SYSTEMS/SECURITY FORUM 2: Growing Good Food for All – A School-Yard Approach
Fresh Roots envisions a world of good food for all, where everyone has access to healthy land, food, and community. We do that by cultivating educational gardens and programs that catalyze healthy eating, ecological stewardship, and community celebration.
In other words, we grow 1/2 acre, productive, educational farms that provide: good food for the school community, cafeterias, and food security organizations; experiential learning, using the garden as an outdoor classroom to help youth who may not learn well inside; and youth empowerment, where we hire youth in order to build confidence and employment skills, as they learn to grow, cook, and sell healthy food in their community.
Marc’s presentation will explore the successes and challenges of this unique school land use.
BC Ministry of Agriculture
Session Category : Forums