Learn With Us

Looking to bring Fresh Roots to your school or organization? Whether for a elementary or secondary class, community garden group, neighbourhood house, scout or guide group, or as a lunch and learn at your business, we’ll come to you to host a workshop for your youth or adult participants. We’ll bring the knowledge, you bring your community!

Pricing: $150 for one hour, $75 each additional hour (+GST when applicable), plus materials. Materials fees are per participant, and are listed in the workshop description. Book two or more sessions of the same workshop on the same day for half the cost! (No more than 1 hour between sessions, please.)

Scheduling: 2018 workshops can be scheduled from February-June and September-December.

Custom Workshops: We’re happy to work with you to plan a workshop to meet your group’s learning goals. Prices may be higher depending on the planning needed. Just complete the Workshop Request Form and we’ll get in touch to plan a program just for you!

Current Workshops

Sowing Seeds

Ages 4-9
1 hour
Maximum of 30 students, minimum of 1 teacher/group leader
Great for Winter! 
Learn how special a seed is! Plant a seed to watch it grow in your classroom, take a look at some of the many seeds you can plant in your garden plot or container garden! (This program will help you think about what you want to plant. The planting is up to you!)
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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Ages 4-12
1 hour
Maximum of 30 students, minimum of 1 teacher/group leader

Great for Winter! Get a new perspective on plants. Stretch your roots and taste the sun as we explore the plant life cycle and the form and function of basic plant parts.  Younger students will act out the life of a plant through the seasons; older students will create a perspective poem from the point of view of a plant. Add a “Parts of the Plant” tasting for $1/participant.
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Pollinator Power!

Ages 4-14
1-1.5 hour
Maximum of 30 students, minimum of 1 teacher/group leader

Did you know that animals pollinate one out of every three bites of food you eat? Learn about the importance of pollinators to our food, become familiar with some of the powerhouse pollinators of our area, and how you can help them.  Add a “Pollinator Power Salad” tasting for $2/participant.
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Vermicomposting

Ages 6-Adult
1-1.5 hour
Maximum of 30 participants, minimum of 1 teacher/group leader for youth groups

Looking for a fun way to compost on site in your office, community center, or classroom? Vermicomposting (aka, worm bins) may be just the solution you’re looking for. Worm bins are an easy-to-care-for way to create some of the best compost around. Materials cost: $50/worm bin (1 bin minimum)
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Garden Planning

Ages 10-Adult
1-2 hours
Maximum of 30 participants, minimum of 1 teacher/group leader for youth groups

Work with Fresh Roots to explore how to grow effectively here in the Lower Mainland. When should you start your tomatoes? How should you plant them? What sort of soil should you use? Work with the experts to learn how to get your garden up and growing!
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Gardens for Good

Ages 10-Adult
1-1.5 hours
Maximum of 60 participants, minimum of 1 teacher/group leader for every 30 youth

Want to take your garden to the next level and give back to your community? In this workshop, we’ll look at inspiring projects from around BC, and help you design a garden-based project that will make a difference for your neighbors and the planet.
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You Can Kimchi!

Ages 10-Adult
1 hour
Maximum of 30 participants, minimum of 1 teacher/group leader for youth groups

Fermented foods are packed with probiotic goodness and can be surprisingly simple to make. Make and ferment your own kimchi, and learn some of the science behind this “superfood”! Kitchen space strongly recommended for this workshop. Materials: $2.50/person for food and jars, or $1.50/person if you BYOJar!
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