Welcome to Fresh Roots

Offered by
Fresh Roots
Last updated on
Thursday, January 6th, 2022
Experience type: 
In-Person
Program Description

Get a taste of what Fresh Roots is all about!  Activities will vary depending on age, size of group, and the needs of the farm, but you can expect to learn about how Fresh Roots came to be, learn about food and food systems through play, participate in farm work, and try some farm-grown food!

Big Ideas
  • Communities include many different roles requiring many different skills.
  • New experiences, both within and outside of school, expand our career skill set and options.
  • Technologies are tools that extend human capabilities.
  • Skills are developed through practice, effort, and action.
  • Plants and animals have observable features.
  • Living things have features and behaviours that help them survive in their environment.
  • 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.
  • Curiosity and wonder lead us to new discoveries about ourselves and the world around us.
  • Daily physical activity helps us develop movement skills and physical literacy, and is an important part of healthy living.
  • Movement skills and strategies help us learn how to participate in different types of physical activity.
  • Personal choices and social and environmental factors influence our health and well-being.
  • We shape the local environment, and the local environment shapes who we are and how we live.
  • COVID Precautions

    The best place to learn right now is outside! Our all-outdoor programs are COVID-conscious.  Activities will be no-contact, with all tools and non-paper materials sanitized between uses. Hand washing or sanitization will happen upon arriving at the site, before harvesting, before and after eating, as well as any other time hand washing would typically need to happen. All participants will be required to wear a mask or other suitable face covering while harvesting, just like our farmers do! We ask that teachers and chaperones help students remember to maintain their physical bubble/distance from one another and our staff. 

    Trip Details
    City: 
    For Grades: 
    K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Months Available: 
    Days Offered: 
    Times Offered: 
    Duration: 
    See notes. minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    No
    Also Offered For: 
    Adult Groups, ESL, Guides, Homeschool, Other, Preschool, Scouts
    Packages Provided: 
    Pre-Visit Information Package
    Fee Details
    Fee Notes: 

    10 or fewer students: $100

    11-22 students: $175

    23-30 students $250

    31-35 students $300

    VSB Discount: All VSB classes will receive a 20% discount on their field trips, farm bookings, and multi-visit programs. Schools in the David Thompson and Van Tech catchments will receive an additional 25% discount for their first field trip.

    Additional Notes

    Situated at Vancouver Technical and David Thompson secondary schools, our schoolyard farms are a short walk from many elementary schools and community centres. All field trips include a farm work experience, as well as a chance to harvest and taste veggies, when seasonally available. We require 1 teacher/chaperone for every 8 grade K-3 students and for every 10 grade 4-12 students.

    Learn more and book your trip at freshroots.ca/education/field-trips/.