Community Roots School Gardens

Growing kids' understanding and knowledge around growing organic food.

In partnership with School District 68, Nanaimo Foodshare has created five Community Roots Food Gardens. They are located at:

  • John Barsby Community School;
  • Fairview Community School;
  • Georgia Avenue;
  • Park Avenue; and
  • Brechin Elementary.

The gardens were created to inspire students to grow, harvest and enjoy their own fresh organic food while learning more about their local food system and how to become stewards of the environment.

The gardens act as outdoor classrooms to explore scientific theory, apply math lessons, create art, reflect and write, improve motor skills and promote healthier eating habits.