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School Year Gardens: A Toolkit for High Schools to Grow Food from September to June


By Paris Marshall Smith and Arzeena Hamir
Richmond Fruit Tree Project, BC, Canada, 2007

“Imagine growing greens in the dead of winter and sharing the bounty with a group of eager students. Once harvested, the food from the garden becomes a resource for the kitchen, the next stop in the seed to table cycle. Students have the opportunity to further their garden experience by learning about their taste palates, culturally diverse food preparation techniques, historical methods of food processing (fermentation, canning, pickling), nutrition and food combining and, of course, the pleasure of eating and working together.”

Toolkit is available on-line. Be aware it is a large download (30MB PDF).


1 cynthia Lee Wells { 08.22.11 at 10:55 am }

I would like to join this group for information to use in the various school gardens her in Idaho.

2 Richmond Food Security Society { 08.31.12 at 8:18 am }

The School Year Gardens toolkit is now hosted by the Richmond Food Security Society.