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Fresh Roots Interview Series by About.com

About.com has written a series of articles about Fresh Roots programs and services from an interview with Director Ilana Labow. “Did you know that the first working farms on school grounds in Canada started here in Vancouver in 2013? The Fresh Roots Schoolyard Market Gardens at David Thompson Secondary School and Vancouver Technical Secondary School…

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We’ve Been Named a Food Leader by Vancouver Real Estate Board

“Vancouver’s Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society has come up with a solution to the problem of accessing land for its market gardens. That solution is turning heads, filling bellies and educating communities. It is particularly difficult to find parcels of a quarter acre or larger for growing food in the city, and since land access…

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The Tyee made a Fresh Roots Video

The Tyee has put together a wonderful video on Fresh Roots! “Gardens are increasingly common features of Canadian schoolyards. But Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society is taking the idea to the next level: bringing their produce to market. Over the last two years, Fresh Roots has partnered with the Vancouver School Board and Vancity to…

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Creative Mornings Hosts Talk With Our Co-Directors Marc and Ilana

Creative Mornings hosted a talk with Fresh Roots at the Dodson Conference Centre. They posted the video of this talk online! Watching the video is a great way to learn about our history and the importance of food in building a better and more resilient community. Watch the full video here!

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Fresh Roots featured in HuffPost BC

Vancouver Food Forest? Not Yet Says City Councillor “Can Vancouver’s ambitious food strategy turn the “City of Glass” truly green? In January, City Hall passed an aggressive plan focused on building sustainable food systems, prioritizing urban food production and improving accessibility to healthy, locally grown and made products. Metro Vancouver initiatives like SOLEFood, Urban Digs…

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Metro: First Urban Farm in Canada

“Urban farm on Vancouver School Board property first of its kind in Canada By next fall, Vancouver Technical Secondary School students will be able to eat fresh kale, arugula and turnips harvested from the school’s field. The eastside high school is the first in the country to host a commercial urban farm on school board…

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CBC: Schoolyard market garden sprouts up at Vancouver school

“Schoolyard market garden sprouts up at Vancouver school A first-of-its-kind school yard market garden is sprouting up at a Vancouver high school. Students at Vancouver Technical Secondary spent the weekend spreading soil for a new quarter-acre garden.” Read the full article.

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Van Tech Market Garden in the Vancouver Sun

The Vancouver sun has written about our efforts to bring an outdoor classroom to Vancouver Technical Secondary. “Fruit and vegetable gardens at public schools aren’t new. What is new is creating a commercial operation that doubles as an outdoor classroom on school property, according to Ilana Labow, director of Fresh Roots. “What is most unique…

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Fresh Roots is in the Montreal Gazette: Market garden creates outdoor classroom

“Market garden creates outdoor classroom for students at Vancouver Tech Students at Vancouver Technical secondary school will be digging in the dirt this spring when they begin transforming several muddy areas into a market garden. The school’s organic garden, along with a similar one at David Thompson Secondary, will be funded through a $35,000 grant…