Thursday, September 12, 2013
Join us for a September farm tour and potluck with Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society, co-organized with Vancouver Urban Farming Society! We’ll check out their awesome edible education Market Garden project at the David Thompson Schoolyard.Bring a dish to share and tools to eat with. This is an all ages event. Invite your loved ones, friends and family. If you want to grow food or be a farmer, and want to get in touch with your local growing community – come on out!
About Fresh Roots >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society grows resilient, engaging, education-based food systems accessible to Vancouver’s diverse communities. Our neighbourhood market gardens are designed as commercially productive agriculture fields that serve two main functions: educational opportunities and food production. Our fields are used as outdoor, hands-on learning classrooms; engaging school communities residents, and aspiring farmers, in addressing food sovereignty, community health, and vocational skills development.
Fresh Roots currently grows at Queen Alexandra Elementary, Vancouver Technical Secondary, and David Thompson Secondary Schools in Vancouver.
Fresh Roots aims to transform how Canadian (and North American) communities address food literacy by building sustainable urban food systems that provide affordable and healthy food back into the neighbourhood that grows it.
David Thompson Secondary Schoolyard Market Garden
Fresh Roots recently established, in collaboration with the school community and neighborhood, a 1/4 acre market garden at David Thompson Secondary.
This schoolyard market garden is the first of its kind in Canada, enabled by a first of its kind licensing agreement that clearly articulates the relationship of an educational farm, commercially producing and selling, on public school grounds.
We look forward to sharing not only how we grow community-engaged urban farms, but also how we create agreements that support all farm activities on inner-city public land.
Photos provided by Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society!