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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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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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Fresh Roots Potluck featured in Georgia Straight

The Georgia Straight has written a great article on 7 different ways you can support the Week to End Enbridge in Vancouver. Number 3. on the list is the Farmers Pull Together Potluck which we are co-hosting with the Young Agrarians. “On June 18, Young Agrarians and Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society are putting on the Farmers…

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David Thompson Market Garden In the Vancouver Courier

“For the volunteers who came out April 12 to prepare the garden beds at David Thompson secondary school, it was about supporting environmental causes in any way they could. Volunteer Barbara Bradbury said there’s a huge need for individuals to help out. “The Vancouver Park Board doesn’t have enough money,” she said. “They can’t hire…

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Farm to School Canada: Farming School Grounds

“Something shifted in 2010.  Two cities that had been overcoming barriers to school gardens and getting local foods in classrooms now found themselves starting farms on school grounds. These farms added one more educational and food production tool to the complicated puzzle of Farm to School.” “Some wondered if school farms would be a viable…

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Vancouver 24 hrs covers our new projects and partnerships

Vancouver 24hrs wrote a great article on the exciting direction Fresh Roots is heading in! “This year, new project partners have emerged, including a jobs skill training program in horticulture for developmentally disabled youth to help employ them in their fourth year of school and transition after graduation, according to Marc Schutzbank, Fresh Roots co-executive…