20 Feb '12, 12am

Kids in Farm-School Partnership Know Where Food Comes From | Care2 Causes

Kids in Farm-School Partnership Know Where Food Comes From | Care2 Causes

An urban farm and a nearby elementary school have formed a winning partnership. The farm has a market for its produce, and the school raises funds for its activities. They join a growing number of schools that have started school garden programs . The Penticton, British Columbia, Urban Agriculture Association has a mission: “To create a Centre for Urban Agriculture as a source of information and education to the public and schools and to be a hub for collaborative work among people running projects related to developing a more diverse and reliable local food supply for the South Okanagan/Similkameen area.” Since they launched the project in March 2010, the ambitious organizers have made impressive progressive. They leased a vacant lot from the city, created a market garden, published recipes and a blog, and started a Farm Bag program with the produce they harvested. For a ...

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