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Vancouver Pastry chef gets kids to grow, cook and eat their veggies

Merri Schwartz wants to make sustainable practices integral to living and cooking in Vancouver. Photograph by Joshua McVeity.

Growing Chefs! program pairs volunteer chefs with elementary school classrooms

By Fred Lee
Vancouver Courier
October 26, 2012


How did a pastry chef get interested in what kids eat?

I was lucky enough to be raised by amazing parents-back to the land hippies who grew huge gardens and made everything from scratch. So many kids don’t have that privilege. When I started working in fine dining, I became aware of this vast store of knowledge among chefs about sustainability, nutrition, agriculture. and no way to share it. I wanted to provide a way for chefs to engage with the community and share what they knew, and working with kids only made sense. It’s not only an effective way to create lasting change, but it’s so much fun!

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‘The Urban Farming Show’ in Mumbai, India

Terrace Garden. Photo by Earthoholics.

The Urban Farming Show… Lets Plant, Grow & Eat!

Date: 2nd, 3rd, 4th November
Earthoholics and Home Collectives

Through this show we wish to promote growing one’s own food organically on rooftops, box grills, balconies and empty city spaces on an individual to a community level.

People can shop for a wide range of Orchids by Orchids Flora Pune, exclusive Bonsai plants by SSurup Bonsais, Terrariums or bottle gardens and medicinal plants by Go Green Nursery, vegetable sapplings, herb plants, pest repellant plants by Vriksha Nursery, gardeninig tools, pots, square foot gardening kits, accesories and much more. They can get access to the best of water proofing and kitchen garden set up services and also living walls/vertical garden consultants.

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