What’s Up at Loutet Farm?

Last updated on
Thursday, December 3rd, 2020
Experience type: 
In-Person
Program Description

Whether it’s spring, summer, or fall, there’s constantly more to discover at Loutet Farm! Seasonally, we cultivate vegetables, fruit, and flowers, both for market production and seed saving. Students will learn about the unique growing conditions that come with living in a temperate rainforest, and how we work with the seasons and adapt to changes. You’ll get a chance to identify and taste what we’re currently harvesting and learn about the organic, low-till methods we employ on the North Shore’s first urban farm. Food literacy, life cycles, and farm systems are best learned through hands-on exploration... no matter the season, your hands will be getting dirty!

Big Ideas
  • Communities include many different roles requiring many different skills.
  • Strong communities are the result of being connected to family and community and working together toward common goals.
  • New experiences, both within and outside of school, expand our career skill set and options.
  • 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.
  • Water is essential to all living things, and it cycles through the environment.
  • 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.
  • The motions of Earth and the moon cause observable patterns that affect living and non-living systems.
  • Earth and its climate have changed over geological time.
  • Evolution by natural selection provides an explanation for the diversity and survival of living things.
  • Knowing about our bodies and making healthy choices helps us look after ourselves.
  • Personal choices and social and environmental factors influence our health and well-being.
  • Healthy communities recognize and respect the diversity of individuals and care for the local environment.
  • We shape the local environment, and the local environment shapes who we are and how we live.
  • Individuals have rights and responsibilities as global citizens.
  • 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).
    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: 
    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). 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.