Getting their hands dirty in our cutting-edge Food Forest through activities like planting and harvesting, students will get practical experience with renewable food systems and agriculture practice, and understand the environmental, social and economic significance of sustainable agriculture. The program starts with a hike through forests at our Millard Learning Center, where multiple layers of forests are studied and discussed. The hike ends at our Food Forest where the various layers are also considered and compared to the previous forest. In depth lessons follow on edible species, soil health and permaculture!
Curriculum link: Sustainable Resources (Gr. 11-12)
Where: Millard Learning Centre on Galiano Island
When: This program is available at your convenience. It takes about 5 hours and yes, you can do it in a day trip from Vancouver or Victoria.
Where do we meet? We will meet you at the Galiano Ferry Terminal—all you need to do is get there.
Special equipment or clothing? Dress for variable Gulf Islands weather: warm sweaters, sturdy footwear, and sunscreen.
Food and water: Bring your own lunches and drinking water.