Educational Market Gardens
In March 2013, Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society built and opened a schoolyard market garden at Vancouver Technical Secondary School. In June 2013, they opened their second market garden at David Thompson Secondary. These urban farms were the first of their kind in Canada – a unique land access model that worked in collaboration with the school board and the community.
The market gardens provide food for school cafeterias, outdoor learning opportunities for students and viable farming enterprises in the city.