Partnerships

SPEC

SPEC

SPEC School garden programs connect children to their food, to each other, to nature and to their community.
What we love: School Garden Programming and free on-line curriculum resources “Green Thumbs at School: SPEC Food Garden Lesson Book” Read More

Project CHEF

Project CHEF

Project CHEF: Cook Healthy Edible Food is an experiential, curriculum-based school program aimed at children in kindergarten to grade seven that teaches students about healthy food: where it comes from, what it tastes like, how to prepare it and how to enjoy sharing it around a table. 
What we love: Excellent programs led by chefs, getting youth excited about local food and healthy eating by learning to cook at school. Read More

Growing Chefs

Growing Chefs

Growing Chefs! Chefs for Children’s Urban Agriculture gets kids excited about good, healthy food.
What we love: Fun and empowering grow-harvest-cook programs in elementary schools, windowsill gardening resources. Read More

Fresh Roots

Fresh Roots

Fresh Roots cultivates engaging gardens and programs that catalyze healthy eating, ecological stewardship, and community celebration.
What we love: Schoolyard farms engaging students in growing and selling food for their schools and community!
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Environmental Youth Alliance

Environmental Youth Alliance

The Environmental Youth Alliance works to engage and empower youth to create meaningful, positive action for our community and environmental health.
What we love: Environmental engagement and citizen scientist projects. Read More

Discovery Organics

Discovery Organics

In business since 1999, Discovery Organics is an independently owned Canadian distributor of Certified Organic and Fair Trade produce.We passionately work to promote Certified Organic and Fair Trade by building relationships with small scale farmers here in B.C. as well as through Latin America.We serve hundreds of customers, including natural food retailers and wholesalers across Western Canada and the Canadian North. Read More

Cedar Isle Farm

Cedar Isle Farm

Established in 2009 as Urban Grains CSA, Cedar Isle Farm Organic Grains CSAprovides the Lower Mainland with locally produced grain and flour. The grain crops are allgrown and cared for at our family farm in Agassiz, B.C. and all our products are certified organic. Read More

 Cultivating Learning Network

 Cultivating Learning Network

The Cultivating Learning Network serves as a living laboratory in garden-based learning for UBC faculty, staff, and students, providing opportunities for teaching, learning, research, and community engagement spanning the disciplines and pedagogies. Read More

Vancouver School Food Network (VSFN)

Vancouver School Food Network (VSFN) is a network of school, community, and health agencies and programs who are working towards healthier and sustainable school food systems in Vancouver. This work includes education about, modelling of, and support for growing, preparing, eating and appreciating healthy, sustainable foods, and managing waste.
The VSFN Pro-D group hosts Pro-D day and after school workshops for school staff and associated community members. Read More

Fresh Roots (SOYL program)

Fresh Roots (SOYL program)

We collaborate with Fresh Roots to offer the SOYL program. SOYL empowers secondary students to build and steward natural spaces on school grounds for learning, community building, and growing Good Food for All! Youth receive a stipend for their contributions and a delicious lunch grown for and cooked by their peers! For seven weeks of the summer, SOYL Crew Members grow food sustainably in schoolyard market gardens, run a market stand, cook and share healthy meals, develop and sell a value-add product, and contribute to building healthy and resilient community. In addition to working in the fields, SOYL Crew Members participate in workshops about sustainable food systems and food justice, diversity, personal growth, personal finance, and leadership. Each week, SOYL youth spend one day in community service learning with a local food organization. Read More

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