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Community Partners & Associations

  • BC Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC)

    BC’s award winning Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation is a non-profit organization that works through its various programs with educators to bring BC’s agriculture to students in BC.

  • Evergreen

    Evergreen is a leading national funder and facilitator of local, sustainable greening projects in schoolyards, parks and communities across Canada.

  • LifeCycles

    Lifecycles is a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to cultivating awareness of and initiating action around food, health and urban sustainability in the Greater Victoria community.

  • Environmental Youth Alliance

    Environmental Youth Alliance is partnering with several Vancouver schools to develop integrated gardening programs to support food gardening as a valuable tool for integrating sustainability into school culture and pedagogy. In addition, EYA offers Vancouver teachers the Growing Kids workshop series.

  • Growing Chefs

    Growing Chefs! Chefs for Children’s Urban Agriculture is a non-profit society, based in Vancouver, B.C. The Classroom Gardening Program pairs chef volunteers with elementary school classrooms (grades 1-3) to give students hands-on experience growing and cooking their own food.

  • Sprouting Chefs

    Sprouting Chefs is a not for profit group that provides children in Vancouver with opportunities to learn real life skills in garden and kitchen settings by learning where food comes from and how to prepare it in the kitchen.

  • SPEC

    SPEC's School Gardens Project engages school children, teachers, parents, administrators and the community at large in Vancouver in meaningful urban agriculture experiences.

  • Terra Nova Schoolyard Society

    The Terra Nova Schoolyard Project is a non-profit community-based project that connects elementary and high school students with the earth, the community around them, and agriculture at large. Based in Richmond, BC.

  • UBC Farm

    Every fall and spring the UBC Farm offers field trips for school classes from elementary to secondary levels. The field trips provide an opportunity for students to see a working organic farm, learn about organic farming techniques and to discuss some of the social and political aspects of food. Ask about visiting the pumpkin patch during the fall tours.

  • Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grant

    This school garden grant program provides a $2,000 monetary grant to a primary or secondary school, or a nonprofit working in partnership with a primary or secondary school, to support a new or existing edible garden on school grounds.

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