Fresh Roots has headed to Kwikwetlam (Coquitlam). Working in partnership with the Coquitlam School District’s Indigenous Education Department, Fresh Roots is helping with the food system at Suwa’lkh School. On a seven-acre forest (featuring a salmon-bearing stream), youth are learning how to steward land as it has been done since time immemorial. First working to remove invasive species and then learning to propagate native plants, foods, and medicines, students and SOYL participants with the support of Fresh Roots staff reactivate the forest by introducing the plants back into the forest. Youth are learning how to grow their own food and to help bring it into the cafeteria program that provides lunch every day.
The schoolyard farm and food forest at Suwa’lkh a is growing and we’d love to have you join us. Bring your class for a field trip, help out as a volunteer, or learn more about the exciting things happening every day. We’d love to share Good Food with you. Learn more by clicking below.