The Landed Learning School Year Program operates between September and June each year at the UBC Farm (Vancouver, BC) and the Okanagan Science Centre (Vernon, BC). Classes of children in grades 3 – 7 partner with Farm Friend volunteers to sow, grow, and harvest, food crops using sustainable agricultural practices. Each class spends up to 12 school days in the garden. During these visits children gain hands-on experience with the growing cycle, food systems, soil science, and farm and forest ecosystems using a cooperative, multi-generational, small-group learning approach. Food growing activities are accompanied by lessons in nutrition and food preparation in the kitchen. Teachers work with project staff to integrate and extend the experiential component of the program with classroom lessons across the curriculum. Learn more about different facets of our program! Learn about volunteering as a Farm Friend!