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Van Tech Market Garden in the Vancouver Sun

The Vancouver sun has written about our efforts to bring an outdoor classroom to Vancouver Technical Secondary.

“Fruit and vegetable gardens at public schools aren’t new. What is new is creating a commercial operation that doubles as an outdoor classroom on school property, according to Ilana Labow, director of Fresh Roots.

“What is most unique is that it’s the first working urban farm on school grounds that’s signing a licensing agreement,” she said in an interview. “It’s beyond a school garden — it’s a commercial, productive market garden.”

Fresh Roots will be taking care of the day-to-day operation of the garden so teachers can use it for classes on biology or environmental issues. Some students are already talking about using the garden to showcase their hip-hop dancing skills.”

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Fresh Roots is in the Montreal Gazette: Market garden creates outdoor classroom

“Market garden creates outdoor classroom for students at Vancouver Tech

Students at Vancouver Technical secondary school will be digging in the dirt this spring when they begin transforming several muddy areas into a market garden.

The school’s organic garden, along with a similar one at David Thompson Secondary, will be funded through a $35,000 grant to Fresh Roots Schoolyard Market Gardens from the Greenest City Fund.”

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