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Earthday Seeding Change 2021

 

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Fresh Roots Field trips

 
UnknownAre your kids starting to get antsy? Squirrelly? Fidgety? Do you wish you could get them outside for a good dose of fresh air?
 
Good news! Fresh Roots Field Trips are running this spring! We still have good availability for May and early June, and we’d love to see you out on the farm. Field trip prices are based on the size of your group, so whether you have a distance learning bubble of 7 or a classroom of 27, there’s an affordable option for you. Discounts for VSB schools and subsidies available for Van Tech and David Thompson family schools are available.
 
Worried about COVID? We are, too. We have comprehensive COVID-19 safety policies in place to keep everyone safe while still having tons of fun and learning lots. And we know that being outside with lots of space is a safer way to be with people, so this is a great way for distance learners to meet up with their home class! 
 
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Sowing Seeds

unnamedAre you a K-12 student, teacher, non-profit partner, or school community member in the Vancouver area and want to grow food at your school? If so, please join us in celebrating the beauty of the local growing season! Schools within SD 38, 39, 44, 45 and 48 are eligible to participate! 

Send us a piece of art or a photo and we will send you seeds for your school! 

Deadline to participate: May 31, 2021

As the temperatures warm and the days get longer, Farm to School BC invites you and your school community to reflect on the importance of our local food systems for the health of the people and the planet. All the pieces of art and photos submitted will be showcased through our social media and website, and at the Spring Celebration (details to be announced!). 

See more details and enter here to receive a seed package! https://farmtoschoolbc.ca/vancouver-seed-giveaway/

Climate Education Reform BC

We are hosting our first Wisdom Circle — a community discussion to hear from you and your vision for the educational system! 

Climate Education Reform BC (CERBC) is youth lead organization advocating for an intersectional climate educational system, but we want to make sure your voice is included in it! 

Students, teachers, parents, and community members: come to contribute your thoughts and to network with your community! 

There are two available 1.5hr sessions: April 10th at 5-6:30pm PST & April 11th at 4-5:30pm PST, please register for the one that suits you better!

Food Insecurity Spotify Podcast

We dive deep into food insecurity within the province with Valerie Tarasuk, and how COVID-19 has accentuated the issue.Valerie Tarasuk is a professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto, and leads PROOF, a research program launched with funding from CIHR to investigate policy interventions to reduce food insecurity in Canada.Valerie critically discusses the research findings from The Future of BC’s Food Systems: Findings and Recommendations (British Columbia) by The Food Security Task Force, and provides her insights on the idea of a universal basic income. The Balance is recorded and produced by BCAHL’s Communications Manager on the traditional, unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. 

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Grandview Woodland Community Seed Library One Seed, One Community

 

 

youth leadership – truth and reconciliation

UNYA Food pantry

 

Indigenous Land Stewardship

Applications are now being accepted for the Indigenous Land Stewardship certificate program at Native Education College.

The nine-month full-time program consists of 10 courses blending Indigenous environmental knowledge and Western ecological thinking. Graduates may use an ILS certificate as a step towards employment in fields such as land and resource management, environmental protection and monitoring, urban planning, forestry and much more. The ILS program may also be a gateway to further post-secondary studies through block transfer credit agreements with local universities.

Grandview Woodland Food Connection Bulk Buying

 

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