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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…

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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…

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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…