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Little Sprouts

Little Sprouts Preschool Program teaches children aged 3-4 about where their food comes from and gives them a chance to get their hands dirty in their plot at the Downtown Community Garden. Garden parties throughout the summer build on their school visit by discovering a variety of garden topics such as pollination, herbs, compost and harvesting. The program culminates with the sale of their produce on a farmer’s market day. The program is free to participants and any funds raised are used to cover expenses of the program.

For more information, please email littlesprouts@revelstokelocalfood.com.


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Farm-to-Table

Farm-to-Table is a made-in-Revelstoke program aimed at both grade 4 students and grade 10 food & science students. This program teaches students the connection between climate change and food choices over a series of classroom visits and field-trips . Hands on learning modules, creative activities and thought-provoking challenges speak to every type of learner. The LFI believes that children have the potential for great change in our world and that teaching them about how the food system works opens opportunities to positively impact the world through our daily choices.

For more information, please email education@revelstokelocalfood.com


Growing Friends

Growing Friends is a continuation upon the Farm to Table School Programs. It is meant to build student skills and literacy beyond the theoretical by teaching them how to grow food. The typical roadblock for schoolyard gardens is summer care and each school and community is challenged to find a solution to the watering, harvesting, and weeding required in maintaining productive gardens through the growing season. This project has built schoolyard gardens at an extended care-facility where the gardens will be enjoyed by the elderly and their families while also creating an opportunity for seniors and youth to connect on a regular basis. The gardens are still ‘schoolyard gardens’ since they are maintained by the students and LFI coordinator during the growing season.

For more information, please email education@revelstokelocalfood.com


Revelstoke Bee See

Revelstoke Bee See is our new educational bee hive! Our bee hive will be offered as an informative tool for our community to use in order to increase the awareness of pollinators. Our local beekeeper, Ron Glave will be hosting tours all summer long so our community can meet their new bee neighbours. Groups of all ages are encouraged to come out to learn all about honey bees, how they make honey, and why bees are so important to us. We can provide bee suits for our visitors (including child sizes) during their visits. 

If your group is interested in arranging a visit to Revelstoke Bee See, please email info@revelstokelocalfood.com


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Youth Food Camp

The Youth Food Camp aims to inspire, educate and encourage the love of all things food. Teens are given the opportunity to work with local chefs, tour local farms, forage in the wild and benefit from the expertise of a variety of local foodies. Connecting teens to what they are eating teaches them to treat their bodies well, to understand the interconnected web that brings food to their table and to explore what food has to offer as a career and as a hobby.

 

*2017 Program information is currently unavailable. Check back at a later date.