Salad Celebration

Last updated on
Tuesday, April 6th, 2021
Experience type: 
In-Person
Program Description

Want to enjoy the bounty of a productive urban farm day without worrying about planning and planting months in advance? Come join us for the best part of the season... eating delicious, fresh, local produce! Tour the farm and explore what’s currently growing while learning about our organic, low-till practices. Students will find themselves helping out with each step of the process: harvesting, washing, and preparing a salad for everyone to enjoy. We’ll also make a delicious dressing by hand (with honey from our bees!) to complement the meal we share together at the tour’s conclusion.

Big Ideas
  • Confidence develops through the process of self-discovery.
  • Safe environments depend on everyone following safety rules.
  • Daily and seasonal changes affect all living things.
  • Humans interact with matter every day through familiar materials.
  • Plants and animals have observable features.
  • Living things have features and behaviours that help them survive in their environment.
  • Observable patterns and cycles occur in the local sky and landscape.
  • Living things have life cycles adapted to their environment.
  • Living things are diverse, can be grouped, and interact in their ecosystems.
  • All living things sense and respond to their environment.
  • Everyday materials are often mixtures.
  • Evolution by natural selection provides an explanation for the diversity and survival of living things.
  • Personal choices and social and environmental factors influence our health and well-being.
  • Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
  • We shape the local environment, and the local environment shapes who we are and how we live.
  • Local actions have global consequences, and global actions have local consequences.
  • COVID Precautions
    The Edible Garden Project is welcoming groups under 30 participants for in-person outdoor field trips to Loutet Farm. Groups may be further split up to ensure adequate physical distancing is maintained. Tools will not be shared if used during a trip, and are always washed and disinfected after handling. There is a hand washing station on site, and next door at Loutet Park (where washrooms are also located). For the Salad Celebration trip, students must provide their own meal utensils: 1 plate/bowl, and 1 fork is recommended, and individual meal portions must not be shared.
    Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Months Available: 
    Duration: 
    60 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    No
    Also Offered For: 
    Adult Groups, Daycamps, ESL, Guides, Homeschool, Other, Preschool, Scouts
    Packages Provided: 
    Both Pre-Visit and Post-Visit Packages
    Fee Details
    Fee Notes: 

    $100/hr for <20 participants; $5/person after that. Please contact the Education Coordinator if you would like to customize your field trip in terms of duration, theme, or specific activities offered.

    Additional Notes

    All tours available by request during most daytime hours, and duration can be tailored to your group’s needs (price will vary accordingly). Contact EGP to inquire further. 

    Loutet Farm is located beside Loutet Park in North Vancouver. Washroom facilities are available while the park is open (generally from sunrise to sunset), and are wheelchair accessible. Although we do not have an official lunchroom, the farm does have a covered area with a sink, hand washing station, and food prep area if needed. Regardless, please dress for an outdoor trip and consider potentially variable coastal weather.

    There is free paved parking near the entrance to the farm (lot shared by Loutet Farm, Loutet Park, and Gerry's Garden). Once inside the farm, paths are wood chips, and there are no steep inclines on site. We may also use the dirt trails of the forest and/or the grass field during the field trip. There are no animals on site, but other allergens may be present - please contact EGP directly at schools@ediblegardenproject.com if you have questions or concerns.