The goal of the From Farm to Table project at Barriere Elementary School (BES), is to produce fresh, local food by using the school’s two plots in the Community Garden.
The project hopes to improve the school’s food environment by instilling healthy eating habits and improving the consumption of fruits and vegetables for the student, and to promote lifelong wellness.
It is also a goal that as a result of the project, social responsibility will be inspired as students work with each other, community members, and elders, bringing increased awareness of their environment, and of the ‘Farm to Table’ concept.
“We hope to be able to use the produce to help supplement a lunch program to feed students,” stated Shelley Ewashina, BES principal. “Thank you to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 242, for their support with a cheque in the amount of $300 that will be used to purchase seeds, peat pots, garden tools and more. It is very much appreciated by all of us at BES.”
For those from the community who would like to help support this project, the Legion will have a box at the Legion Hall for donations of gardening tools or other items that would be of help to the project.