Started by SPEC volunteers in 2008, the SPEC School Gardens Program has brought food gardens and food education to more than 15 different schools across Vancouver. Our goal is simple: to connect children to their food, to each other, to nature, and to their community.
The School Gardens Program provides the opportunity for students to learn about food security and how to grow their own organic fruits and veggies, while teachers learn to incorporate fun and thought provoking agricultural topics into their curriculum. Discussing food issues is a powerful way to engage children in various science, social studies, math, and health and nutrition topics already written into the BC curriculum.
Some of the schools we work with cannot afford to have this program so we depend on grants and individuals who support this program and the children it reaches. We invite you to be part of this network of donors that make this program possible!
With a donation of $25 you can help buy materials such as seeds, garden tools and soil amendments for the school gardens. With a donation of $100 you can cover the cost of one workshop for 25 students.