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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…

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Project Spotlight Series: Fresh Roots Urban Farm

Farm to Cafeteria put out a post about our project spotlight series feature! “Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society is an enterprising non-profit. They grow organic produce in market gardens in Vancouver, a few of which are half-acre sites located at local schools. They are expanding their model of working with institutions to transform those organizations’…

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Fresh Roots mentioned in CBC Vegetable Article

The CBC wrote a great article about a new bilingual seasonal choi guide, and mentioned Fresh Roots as one of the places to find this wonderful tool! “A local foundation wants Vancouverites to become more familiar with Chinese vegetables, hoping to build a stronger market for locally-grown Asian produce. The Hua Foundation has prepared a bilingual seasonal choi guide that describes…

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The Eastender: Down on the Van Tech Schoolyard Farm

The Vancouver Courier has written an article about us! “An East Vancouver high school has changed the way students learn by starting up its own working schoolyard farm. It’s the first of its kind in Canada. The 1,000 square metres of garden space at Vancouver Technical secondary school and the weekly market stand opened May…

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Fresh Roots Interview Series by About.com

About.com has written a series of articles about Fresh Roots programs and services from an interview with Director Ilana Labow. “Did you know that the first working farms on school grounds in Canada started here in Vancouver in 2013? The Fresh Roots Schoolyard Market Gardens at David Thompson Secondary School and Vancouver Technical Secondary School…

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We’ve Been Named a Food Leader by Vancouver Real Estate Board

“Vancouver’s Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society has come up with a solution to the problem of accessing land for its market gardens. That solution is turning heads, filling bellies and educating communities. It is particularly difficult to find parcels of a quarter acre or larger for growing food in the city, and since land access…

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The Tyee made a Fresh Roots Video

The Tyee has put together a wonderful video on Fresh Roots! “Gardens are increasingly common features of Canadian schoolyards. But Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society is taking the idea to the next level: bringing their produce to market. Over the last two years, Fresh Roots has partnered with the Vancouver School Board and Vancity to…

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Creative Mornings Hosts Talk With Our Co-Directors Marc and Ilana

Creative Mornings hosted a talk with Fresh Roots at the Dodson Conference Centre. They posted the video of this talk online! Watching the video is a great way to learn about our history and the importance of food in building a better and more resilient community. Watch the full video here!