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Scout List Vol. 571 | Scout Magazine- Help

Scout List Vol. 571 By Michelle Sproule | October 15th, 2020 HELP | Like the idea of mucking about outside on a schoolyard farm? Fresh Roots schoolyard market farm is looking for volunteers to help with a variety of farm tasks including weeding, moving compost, and spreading wood chips to help protect gardens for the…

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Fresh Roots school food program adapts to pandemic by delivering harvest banquet

Students still reaped crops in food gardens but spaced further apart CBC · Posted: Aug 16, 2020 12:00 PM PT | Last Updated: 2 hours ago Chef TJ Conwi and Natasha Sawyer are pictured at the Italian Cultural Centre where they prepared meals for school children in Vancouver, B.C., last week. (Ben Nelms/CBC) Fresh Roots, a Vancouver-based non-profit group…

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Fresh Roots On The Coast

On The Coast with Gloria Macarenko Farms and gardens are bursting with produce now which means it’s a great time for a harvest dinner. A local non-profit called Fresh Roots hosts one of those every August to raise funds for their school educational programs. But they’ve had to do things a little differently this year….

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Scout List Vol. 569

By Michelle Sproule Aug 6, 2020 https://scoutmagazine.ca/2020/08/06/scout-list-vol-569/ FARM DINNER | Speaking of making the most of summer, how about putting some time aside to savour the bounty of the season? If you hurry (ticket sales end Friday, August 7th) you can still score a Fresh Roots Farm Schoolyard Harvest Dinner – a summer harvest box filled with…

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Fostering a connection to food among youth, Fresh Roots takes its summer fundraising dinner online

Here’s a chance to support the way young people learn about food while enjoying a sumptuous, seasonal meal at home. by Gail Johnson on August 4th, 2020 Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society helps schools throughout Metro Vancouver build community by growing food. And to keep young people connected to what’s on their plates in the…

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How to take part in a Vancouver school farm fundraiser dinner in your own backyard

They’ll supply the harvest, you serve your dinner at home and it all supports keeping youth healthy and working in Vancouver By: Lindsay William-Ross It’s hard to host a long table dinner when restaurant tables in B.C. are limited to just six diners apiece these days due to COVID-19, so many special events are having to…

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Spot prawns! Get your spot prawns! Ways to cook them and 10 places to find them in Greater Vancouver

by Gail Johnson on June 8th, 2020 Now that spot prawn season is here – hooray! – you might be looking for ideas on how to cook the delectable seafood or what local businesses are up to with it this year. We’ve got you covered. First, a look at the collective efforts of the Chefs’ Table Society (the group that hosts…

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LunchLAB program fuels Vancouver families by donation, and talented local chefs

Vancouver non-profits, chefs, businesses, and residents have donated time and food to make sure local families in need are fed during the COVID-19 crisis May 25, 2020 AM By Lindsay William-Ross When schools across the province weren’t able to welcome students back following the March Break holidays due to the COVID-19 crisis, one of the first…

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Chefs Feeding Families In Need

MAY 12, 2020 What started last fall as a Vancouver-based educational in-school meal program has shifted in this time of crisis to offer students and their families delicious, healthy, chef-prepared meals out of school. LunchLAB has partnered with Fresh Roots and Growing Chefs! recognized to work with the Vancouver School Board and collaborators like the…