Roughriders Help Students at Food Farm
"You need to put the right things in your body and the best things come from the earth, right? These vegetables, fruits, grains..."
The Roughriders joined AITC-SK at the Saskatoon Food Farm this fall to help nearly 300 Grade 4 students harvest the produce from the crops they planted at the Food Farm in Spring, 2016.
The Food Farm program is designed to promote students’ understanding of food production. In Spring, students seeded vegetable and herbs in their classroom then brought them out and transplanted them in the Food Farm plots. Wheat, canola and chickpeas were also grown at the Food Farm. The Food Farm program also includes education about local food security. Through participation in the Grow-A-Row plot for the Saskatoon Food Bank, kids are realizing that they can make a difference in their own community.
Across the province, Food Farms reach over 1000 students in the communities of Melfort, Kindersley, Moose Jaw, Swift Current, Outlook, Yorkton and Prince Albert. In Saskatoon, the Food Farm Program is a partnership involving Agriculture in the Classroom SK, the Ministry of Agriculture and Monsanto.