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.”