These kids will be graduating with quite the green thumb!
According to a CHEK News report, an initiative started by Victoria High school student Eden Murray is being brought to life after years of perseverance.
The school has started building a farm on its field in an attempt to provide a hands-on learning experience for its students.
This project is the first of its kind on Vancouver Island and is being funded by Farm to School BC – a Public Health Association BC group.
This one-of-a-kind program aims to give students a deeper connection to their land and food.
The lot will be looked after by local farmer, Jesse Brown, who will take care of the produce year-round. He expects the first fruits of labor from Victoria High’s new farm to be available in Spring 2018.
Most of the produce is earmarked for the school’s salad bar program, while the rest of it will be sold locally, giving students the opportunity to learn about farming as a business.
We can’t wait to get our hands on these fresh new veggies!