Students at the David Thompson Farm outdoor classroom.

Learning Resources

Fresh Roots Resources

You can bring Fresh Roots to your classroom, backyard, or kitchen with our downloadable Learning Resources. Select the button below to share your name and email, and you’ll get access to our collection of lesson plans, field guides, recipes, and more. Plus you’ll get our monthly newsletter and occasional emails about our educational programs (you can unsubscribe any time).

Community Resources

We are part of a community of educators, farmers, and others working to connect kids and youth to their food system! Here are some awesome resources from our networks.

Community Food Centres Canada

Fresh Roots is one of CFC Canada’s Good Food Organizations, working toward just food systems for all. In addition to hosting a list of other amazing orgs doing this work, they are also a resource for nation-wide news, advocacy, and reporting about food insecurity in Canada.

Environmental Youth Alliance

EYA offers field trips, youth programs, and a Native Plant give away each spring! Many of their plant babies are growing strong in our Van Tech Indigenous Plant Garden.

Farm to School BC

Farm to School BC offers webinars, teacher resources, grants, and an amazing School Garden Mentorship programs for BC K-12 teachers. This is a great place to start if you’re thinking of building a school garden!

Food Share Toronto

Food Share Toronto started the Great Big Crunch to highlight the need for healthy food in schools. Be sure to check out all their awesome GBC-related lesson plans, and join us for the Crunch!

Growing Chefs!

If you’d love to do more cooking and food education in your classroom, Growing Chefs! is the place to look. Growing Chefs is also our partner for LunchLab!

Science World

Science World has tons of lesson and activity plans on everything from seeds to pollinators to decomposers. We have adapted many of their activities for our camps and field trips!


SPEC offers school garden consultations, as well as nature-focused learning through their Neighbourhood Nature School.

Take Me Outside

Take Me Outside wants to get your kids learning and playing outside! They host fabulous, free virtual workshops for educators, have a large collection of resources, and are some of the folks behind the excellent Outdoor Learning Store.

Vancouver Coastal Health

We support a body- and food-neutral approach to discussions of healthy eating, while encouraging kids and youth to eat a wide variety and to try new foods, especially the farm fresh veggies we grow! Vancouver Coastal Health has excellent resources for how to approach nutrition and food education in the classroom or in your kitchen in a way that supports all bodies.