24H newspaper has a very interesting article regarding school gardens!
Soon after Delta announced its plan to have a school garden for every school by the end of this year, Vancouver School Board (VSB) reaffirmed its goal of making schools more sustainable through every school growing their own vegetable garden.
The food produce is used in Foods classes or is sold to help keep the programs running, as all funding is from public and private grants.
Kevin Millsip, VSB’s sustainability coordinator, has connected with the Park’s Board and Nutritionists from Vancouver Coastal Health to provide fruit trees and help plan healthy meals at schools.
Vancouver Technical and David Thompson Secondary School are leaders in this endeavour, as they have partnered with the non-profit group “Fresh Roots” and each have a farm the size of 5 tennis courts!
UBC’s Dr. Alejandro Rojas and his team are in the final stages of completing a 5 year project “Think & Eat Green @ School” in partnership with VSB. The project looks at building healthy and sustainable school food systems.
Photo: 24 Hours
For the full 24H article: click here
To check out Think & Eat Green @ Schools: click here