Farming Then and Now

Offered by
Fresh Roots
Last updated on
Friday, January 26th, 2024
Experience type: 
Program Description

From the invention of crop rotation to the industrial revolution to the creation of Genetically Modified Organisms, agricultural technology is always changing. See what technologies, modern and ancient, we use on our farms to grow delicious food, and even give some of them a try!

Big Ideas
  • Complex tasks may require multiple tools and technologies.
  • Complex tasks require the acquisition of additional skills.
  • Design can be responsive to identified needs.
  • Social, ethical, and sustainability considerations impact design.
  • Changing ideas about the world created tension between people wanting to adopt new ideas and those wanting to preserve established traditions.
  • Human and environmental factors shape changes in population and living standards.
  • Emerging ideas and ideologies profoundly influence societies and events.
  • The physical environment influences the nature of political, social, and economic change.
  • Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    8, 9
    Months Available: 
    Days Offered: 
    Times Offered: 
    See notes. minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Also Offered For: 
    ESL, Guides, Homeschool, Other, Scouts
    Packages Provided: 
    Pre-Visit Information Package
    Fee Details
    Fee Notes: 

    12 or fewer students: $125

    13-24 students: $200

    25-35 students $275

    VSB Discount! All VSB classes will receive a 20% discount on their field trips, farm bookings, and multi-visit programs.

    Additional Notes

    Situated at Vancouver Technical and David Thompson secondary schools, our schoolyard farms are a short walk from many secondary schools and community centers. All field trips include a farm work experience, as well as a chance to harvest and taste vegetables, when seasonally available. Email us about different field trip time and duration opinions. 

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