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Coquitlam school partnership to create First Nations forest garden

By Diane Strandberg / Tri-City News JUNE 10, 2017 09:00 AM Fresh Roots executive director Mark Schutzbank, left, and Malcolm Key, aboriginal youth program co-ordinator for School District 43, explore the land around the Suwa’lkh School in Coquitlam that will be used to teach students how to grow crops while staying in balance with nature….

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Marc Schutzbank named BC Business 30 Under 30

Check out what BC Business has to say about Executive Director Marc Schutzbank. (Photo Credit Evaan Kheraj) Marc Schutzbank, 29 by Marcie Good Life Story: Marc Schutzbank completed two bachelor’s degrees at the University of Pittsburgh, one in politics and philosophy and one in finance, before he won a Fulbright scholarship to UBC in 2011….

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Fresh Roots Recognized as Top 35 Food Organizations Globally

By Danielle Nierenberg and Allyn Rosenberger Food and nutrition education can empower children to make healthy choices throughout their lives, but most schools do not incorporate food education into their curricula. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that elementary school students in the United States receive, on average, just 3.4 hours of food and nutrition…

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VSB Student Captures SOYL Program

Learning about Food, Sustainability, and Leadership on Schoolyard Farms by Nichole Bruce, SOYL Graduate When I accepted the placement at SOYL this summer, I didn’t quite know what to expect. Some of my friends had done it the summer before and said it was a lot of hard work, but a lot of fun. I…

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Fresh Roots with Cilantro Cooks!

Marc Schutzbank is transforming the school food system through educational farms on school grounds as the Executive Director of Fresh Roots. We recently sat down with Marc to hear more about his organization and his thoughts on the importance of farming education for today’s youth. What is the mission of Fresh Roots? Good Food For…

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Fred UnLEEshed!

Fred UnLEEshed: Sept. 19, 2017 Fred Lee highlights Fresh Roots, the Pacific Autism Network and Chinatown BBQ Fred Lee / Vancouver Courier SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 06:00 AM FARM TO SCHOOL: Combining urban agriculture, local food and education, Fresh Roots is an innovative program seeded by three friends who have a passion for gardening. In 2009,…

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Alive! Magazine

June 1, 2016 By Joshua Duvauchelle @joshduv www.epicjosh.com If you ate today, you can thank Canada’s farmers. Unfortunately, our farming is in peril as aging farmers retire. Meanwhile, experts warn that a lack of appreciation for where our food comes from is contributing to unhealthy eating and obesity. Thankfully, several organizations are working to reverse this…

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Fresh Roots in Metro

Southlands Farm has horses, pigs, chickens and its own market. Sole Food employs people with limited opportunities and grows food in vacant urban spaces. Fresh Roots uses farming as a way to engage young learners. The city’s farms offer a diverse range of locally grown food and opportunities. Vancouver is experiencing an urban farming renaissance…

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VSB’s Fresh Roots Schoolyard Market Gardens Named BC’s Young Social Innovators 2017

Fresh Roots and the VSB is Recognized as Social Innovators Social innovators from all sectors came together in Vancouver for the BC Social Innovation Youth Awards, a joint partnership between the government of British Columbia and RADIUS SFU, held at The Imperial Vancouver. The winners, who are between 12 and 29 years of age, were…