The Edible Forest (Gr. 3-7)/ The Future of Food (Gr. 8-12)

Last updated on
Monday, September 17th, 2018
Program Description

Get your  hands dirty in our cutting-edge Food Forest, through activities like planting, weeding and harvesting. It’s a great chance for city kids to discover where our food comes from—and to discover what sustainable farming looks like. You’ve probably never seen anything like a healthy Food Forest in action!

Adapted to high-school curriculums, participants will discover the environmental, social and economic significance of sustainable agriculture and gain practical experience with renewable food systems. This program includes in depth lessons on edible and medicinal species, soil health and permaculture!

Curriculum link: Sustainable Resources 

Where: The 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. 

The Edible Forest (Gr. 3-7): https://galianoconservancy.ca/product/edible-forest-gr-3-7/

The Future of Food (Gr. 8-12): https://galianoconservancy.ca/product/the-future-of-food/

Big Ideas
  • Living things are diverse, can be grouped, and interact in their ecosystems.
  • Wind, water, and ice change the shape of the land.
  • All living things sense and respond to their environment.
  • Energy can be transformed.
  • The motions of Earth and the moon cause observable patterns that affect living and non-living systems.
  • Multicellular organisms rely on internal systems to survive, reproduce, and interact with their environment.
  • Earth and its climate have changed over geological time.
  • Evolution by natural selection provides an explanation for the diversity and survival of living things.
  • The biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere are interconnected, as matter cycles and energy flows through them.
  • Personal choices and social and environmental factors influence our health and well-being.
  • Personal choices and social and environmental factors influence our health and well-being.
  • Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
  • Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
  • Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
  • Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
  • Indigenous knowledge is passed down through oral history, traditions, and collective memory.
  • Indigenous societies throughout the world value the well-being of the self, the land, spirits, and ancestors.
  • Learning about indigenous peoples nurtures multicultural awareness and respect for diversity.
  • People from diverse cultures and societies share some common experiences and aspects of life.
  • The pursuit of valuable natural resources has played a key role in changing the land, people, and communities of Canada.
  • Geographic conditions shaped the emergence of civilizations.
  • Trip Details
    City: 
    For Grades: 
    3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Months Available: 
    Duration: 
    Full Day minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Packages Provided: 
    Fee Details
    Cost Per Student: 
    $32.00
    Cost Per Adult: 
    $0.00
    Fee Notes: 

     

    Minimum group size: 15 students, please contact us if you would like to bring a group smaller than this size. 

    Need a ride? Book our bus! Bus fees are roundtrip! Bus is bookable with any of our day and overnight programs. Our bus capacity is 54 children or 36 adults. Bringing a large group? Please contact us for more information on transportation options. 

    Need financial aid? Apply to our bursary fund here: https://galianoconservancy.ca/bursaries-financial-aid-field-trip/ 

    • Program Fee Bursary: For one-day programs we can provide up to a $12 bursary per student toward program fees. For multi-day programs, the amount we grant is based on the organization’s need, and may cover up to 30% of program costs.
    • Travel Bursary: We can provide a travel bursary for up to 100% of your bus transportation on Galiano Island.
    Additional Notes

     

    This program is offered on Galiano Island, British-Columbia.

    Galiano Island is located midway between Vancouver and Victoria in the beautiful Strait of Georgia. It is part of the Southern Gulf Islands and has a population of approximately 1000 people.

    As such, it is the perfect location for outdoor, environmental education. Galiano Island is easily accessible by ferry from Tsawwassen terminal on the mainland or from Swartz Bay terminal on Vancouver Island.

    For ferry times and reservations call BC Ferries toll free at 1-888-223-3779 or in Victoria at (250) 386-3431.