Be Involved

Designed to re-imagine and reconstruct the farm experience, the UBC Faculty of Education’s Intergenerational Landed Learning on the Farm for the Environment Project is giving children in Vancouver’s urban centre the chance of a lifetime. Funded by donors, this faculty initiative offers authentic outside-of-the-classroom learning opportunities for children, as they work side by side with a diverse group of people of many ages who have spent their lives learning from the land.

Through experiential learning, mentorship, and place-based learning, the project explores how participation in an urban farming project can foster environmental consciousness, respect for nature, and an understanding of food-land issues. “When children take care of the earth, they learn to take care of their home,” says Jolie Mayer-Smith, the Landed Learning Project’s co-creator and an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy at the UBC Faculty of Education. “If there’s one thing that we want our kids to remember, it’s that everything is connected to everything.”

Become involved with the project today and volunteer with us as a Farm Friend, as a teacher, or donate to the project.