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Friday, May 17 • 13:45 - 14:45
School farms & market gardens: Opportunities & lessons learned / Jardins maraîchers et fermes scolaires : possibilités et apprentissages

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Theme - Farm to Cafeteria: Promising Practices (Schoolyard Farms, Market Gardens)
This session will highlight innovative school market gardens and farms based in BC including Farm Roots Mini School, an alternative school in an agricultural setting, and KinPark Youth Urban Farm, a hybrid farm enterprise.

Participants will:
  • Take away skills and knowledge surrounding alternative learning environments.
  • Learn how students involved with the Mini School achieve success and experience less anxiety and pressure as compared to their home high schools.
  • Explore the pros and cons of a hybrid enterprise and education projects.
Learn about best practices, critical assessment and creative problem-solving on issues such as student labour, start-up funds, and crop planning.
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Thème – De la ferme à la cafétéria : pratiques prometteuses (fermes scolaires et jardins maraîchers)
Cette séance mettra en lumière des modèles innovateurs de jardins maraîchers et de fermes scolaires qui existent en Colombie-Britannique, y compris une micro-école alternative en milieu agricole (Farm Roots Mini School) et une exploitation agricole hybride (KinPark Youth Urban Farm).
Les participants pourront :
  • acquérir des compétences et des connaissances sur les milieux d’apprentissage parallèles;
  • apprendre comment les élèves de la micro-école réussissent mieux et éprouvent moins d’anxiété et de pression que les jeunes de leurs écoles secondaires d’origine;
  • explorer les avantages et les inconvénients des entreprises et projets d’éducation hybrides;
  • en apprendre davantage sur les pratiques exemplaires, l’évaluation critique et la résolution créative de problèmes touchant des questions comme la main-d’œuvre étudiante, les fonds de démarrage et la planification des cultures.

Moderator
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Samantha Gambling

Community Animator, F2S Vancouver Area Hub, Farm to School BC

Speakers
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Cody Forbes

Teacher/Coordinator, Delta School District
I am the program coordinator for Farm Roots Mini School in Delta. This school is a blend of hands-on agricultural practices tired to the BC curriculum through the market farm we operate.
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Laura Boyd-Clowes

Farm Manager, KinPark Youth Urban Farm and Outdoor Education Centre
Hi! I'm a plant-lover, farmer and educator. I am dedicated to improving food security in the Cowichan region and beyond. It is my privilege to be able to grow food in Vancouver Island's 'Warmland', and to support the next generation in their journey towards resilience. I have a Masters... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 13:45 - 14:45
View Royal Victoria Conference Centre - Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Simultaneous interpretation NO