Learn With Us

Looking to bring Fresh Roots to your school or organization? Whether for a elementary or secondary class, community garden group, neighbourhood house, scout or guide group, or as a lunch and learn at your business, we’ll come to you to host a workshop for your youth or adult participants. We’ll bring the knowledge, you bring your community!

Pricing: All workshops are $150/hour (+GST when applicable), plus materials and/or food, and are recommended for groups of 30 or fewer.  Discounted pricing available for schools and groups looking to book multiple sessions of the same workshop on the same day!

Scheduling: 2018 workshops can be scheduled from February-June, and September-December.

Custom Workshops: We’re happy to work with you to plan a workshop to meet your group’s learning goals. Prices may be higher depending on the planning needed. Just let us know what you’re interested in on the booking form!

Current Workshops

Sowing Seeds

Ages 4-9
Great for Winter! Learn how special a seed is! Plant a seed to watch it grow in your classroom, and plan your own garden plot or container garden! (You provide the garden space; we’ll provide the guidance.)
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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Ages 4-12
Get a new perspective on plants. Stretch your roots and taste the sun as we explore the plant life cycle and the form and function of basic plant parts.  Younger students will act out the life of a plant through the seasons; older students will create a perspective poem from the point of view of a plant. Add a “Parts of the Plant” tasting for $1/participant.
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Pollinator Power!

Ages 4-14
Did you know that animals pollinate one out of every three bites of food you eat? Learn about the importance of pollinators to our food, become familiar with some of the powerhouse pollinators of our area, and how you can help them.  Add a “Pollinator Power Salad” tasting for $2/participant.
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Vermicomposting

Ages 6-Adult
Looking for a fun way to compost on site in your office, community center, or classroom? Vermicomposting (aka, worm bins) may be just the solution you’re looking for. Worm bins are an easy-to-care-for way to create some of the best compost around. Materials cost: around $50/worm bin
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Garden Planning

Ages 10-Adult
Work with Fresh Roots to explore how to grow effectively here in the Lower Mainland. When should you start your tomatoes? How should you plant them? What sort of soil should you use? Work with the experts to learn how to get your garden up and growing!
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Gardens for Good

Ages 10-Adult
Want to take your garden to the next level and give back to your community? In this workshop, we’ll look inspiring projects from around BC, and help you design a garden-based project that will make a difference for your neighbors and the planet.
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