East & South Vancouver | Organization Staff Marc Schutzbank, Ilana Labow & Scott Bell
Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society grows community through growing food. Our neighbourhood market gardens are designed as commercially productive agriculture fields that serve two main functions: educational opportunities and food production. Produce from our neighbourhood market gardens is sold right back to the community: to school cafeterias, and at our weekly community food markets. Our fields are used as outdoor, hands-on learning classrooms; engaging school communities and residents of Vancouver in addressing food sovereignty, community health, and vocational skills development.
Fresh Roots currently grows at Queen Alexandra Elementary, Vancouver Technical Secondary, and David Thompson Secondary Schools in Vancouver.
Fresh Roots aims to transform how Canadian (and North American) communities address food literacy by building sustainable urban food systems that host community explorations of food and food issues, while growing and selling affordable and healthy food back into the neighbourhood that grows it.
Food can be accessed at:
Winter markets at David Thompson Secondary February 6, March, 6 & April 3 3pm – 6pm
You can also find our produce in Secondary School Cafeterias, Farm 2 School Salad Bar Programs in the Lower Mainland, and Restaurants.