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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,…

Food Asset Map

by Daily Hive Staff Vancouver Coastal Health’s Food Asset Map is a tool to find places where people grow, prepare, share, buy, receive and learn about food. And now, it’s inspiring others, like Devon Green, a Vancouver man in his mid-20s who knows what it’s like to be hungry. “I was living on the streets…

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Marc Schutzbank named BC Business 30 Under 30

Check out what BC Business has to say about Executive Director Marc Schutzbank. (Photo Credit Evaan Kheraj) Marc Schutzbank, 29 by Marcie Good Life Story: Marc Schutzbank completed two bachelor’s degrees at the University of Pittsburgh, one in politics and philosophy and one in finance, before he won a Fulbright scholarship to UBC in 2011….

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Fresh Roots Recognized as Top 35 Food Organizations Globally

By Danielle Nierenberg and Allyn Rosenberger Food and nutrition education can empower children to make healthy choices throughout their lives, but most schools do not incorporate food education into their curricula. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that elementary school students in the United States receive, on average, just 3.4 hours of food and nutrition…

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VSB Student Captures SOYL Program

Learning about Food, Sustainability, and Leadership on Schoolyard Farms by Nichole Bruce, SOYL Graduate When I accepted the placement at SOYL this summer, I didn’t quite know what to expect. Some of my friends had done it the summer before and said it was a lot of hard work, but a lot of fun. I…