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Schoolyard Harvest Dinner Named “The Most Worthy Longtable Dinner of the Summer” by Vancouver Magazine

Neal McLennan, Food Editor for Vancouver Magazine, writes, “It’s tough to know where to start the gushing thread with Vancouver’s Fresh Roots,” and then proceeds to gush all about Fresh Roots programs and our upcoming dinner in the world’s sweetest article, titled, “The Most Worthy Longtable Dinner of the Summer” (spoiler alert: it’s ours). Check…

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Feeding “Hangry ” Kids

Don Davies is introducing legislation entitled the “School Food Program for Children Act,” requiring the Minister of Health, in consultation with provincial governments and other relevant stakeholders, to develop a school food program to ensure that all children in Canada have access to healthy food. Fresh Roots participants and staff were invited to attend this…

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Fresh Roots: Rethinking Hunger and Food Access

Michael Newman of Global TV explores how Fresh Roots and other local charities are engaging in ensuring that all people have access to healthy food. With rising food prices and continuous economic pressures, the problem of hunger is one that has greatly affected the Metro Vancouver area. Community reporter Michael Newman takes a look at…

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BC kids take on the Great Big Crunch for healthy foods in school

On March 8, kids across the BC took part in the “Great Big Crunch for Healthy School Food Day,” as proclaimed by Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart. Global News was there to record the crunch heard across BC!

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Fred Lee’s Social Network: Rooted in Goodness

Fred Lee’s Social Network: Rooted in Goodness by Fred Lee Last year’s Fresh Roots inaugural long table dinner was held inside the hallways of David Thompson Secondary School due to inclement weather. This year, Mother Nature cooperated and the sophomore schoolyard Harvest Party was successfully staged outside on dry land next to its education farm…

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Delta farmers support Farm Roots Mini School and Fresh Roots

by Ian Jacques / Delta Optimist March 2nd The knowledge base for the grade 10 to 12 students at the Farm Roots Mini School will continue to grow thanks to a recent donation from the Delta Farmers’ Institute. Last month Delta farmers Nancy Chong, Alicia Guichon, Maureen Malenstyn and DFI administrator Leisa Yee met with…

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From the city comes a new generation of young farmers

From the city comes a new generation of young farmers by Jess Mackie November 20, 2017 Students grow food on a Fresh Roots farm in Vancouver. Photo: Fresh Roots. Farming is rooted deep in Dave Semmelink’s heritage. His father and grandfather were both farmers in South Africa and Semmelink always wanted to cultivate his own…

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Coquitlam school partnership to create First Nations forest garden

By Diane Strandberg / Tri-City News JUNE 10, 2017 09:00 AM Fresh Roots executive director Mark Schutzbank, left, and Malcolm Key, aboriginal youth program co-ordinator for School District 43, explore the land around the Suwa’lkh School in Coquitlam that will be used to teach students how to grow crops while staying in balance with nature….

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Food Asset Map

by: Cory Correia Vancouver Coastal Health has developed an online map that helps people who struggle to pay for healthy food get access to what they need. The Vancouver Food Asset Map, developed with help from local partners, can help users find low-cost or free meals, free or subsidized grocery items, kitchen or food programs,…