We have been busy getting the farm space ready for our summer SOYL program to begin. Shamus took the lead in designing and building the luffa trellis. That’s right, we are going to have vines growing up a ten foot trellis over a picnic area. Thank you Shamus!
Wait, there’s more! We set up a 12 ft by 19 ft hoop-house (small green house) so we can extend our growing season 🙂
One more week until SOYL starts and we couldn’t be more excited.
What a year!
Yesterday marked the last day of the fall/winter program at the farm, and boy was it a big day!
The day started with a farm scavenger hunt, then the students competed in farm Olympics where they had to fill two buckets with weeds, plant corn, pick peas, water the orchard, and fill two wheelbarrows with wood-chips.
Students and staff prepared a barbeque lunch before unveiling the new sign at the entrance of the farm paying homage to Mr. Graham Harkley, and Mrs. Tammy Veltkamp – the amazing teachers who started this program and who will not be returning next year. Their legacy will live on through our students and the farm.
We finished the celebratory day by watching the grade 12 environmental studies students’ film then indulged in some tasty treats and the students presented their teachers with gifts.
P.S a note from the gr. 12 enviro class – SAVE THE BEES!!!
Have a great summer and be sure to visit the farm stand for fresh produce 🙂 Look at all those garlic sapes we just pulled, come before we are all out!
June is here and we are already full throttle into our growing season thanks to the hard work of the Delta Farm Roots students and staff. With nearly all our beds planted, we are expecting lots of food and we are excited to announce we will be selling at the Ladner and Tsawwassen farmers markets: July 22nd (Ladner) , July 28th (Tsawwassen) , Aug 11th (Tsawwassen). We may change one of our Tsawwassen markets to the North Delta market, so please stay tuned!
Farmer Jasmine is back with Fresh Roots for a second growing season, and we are very excited to have Farmer Shamus join us with his excellent building skills and eye for infrastructure improvements. Please join us at the Delta site – 6570 1A ave – to buy our fresh produce on our honour stand and don’t forget to say hi to us on the field.
Youth are planting, getting ready
Sun is shining, strong and steady
All that’s left is you, our guest
With local food, your tastebuds blessed
You‘re invited to this feast
an enchanting evening of magic unleashed
Join us for an enchanting evening out in the garden. Enjoy an inspired multi-course meal and open bar created by Chefs Karima Chellouf and Kym Nguyen. We’ll celebrate with an elegant dinner paired with wines from the Hatch, brews by 33 Acres, and local ingredients sourced from schoolyard farms and farmer friends.
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