Sustainable Food Systems Education Program

Our Sustainable Food Systems Education Programs are designed for grade 3 class visits and grade 5 workshops. Download the Sustainable Food Systems Education Guide.

Grade 3: Class Visits

Location: 601 Christie Street, Barn 4.

The Grade 3 program at The Stop’s Green Barn offers kids an opportunity to learn concepts connected to the science curriculum at our 10,000-square-foot sustainable food production and education centre.

The visit is Pay-What-You-Can, with a suggested donation of $2-4 per student, and prioritizes grade 3/split classes in schools in the Davenport West, St. Clair West, and Christie neighbourhoods.

The program day, which is connected to the science curriculum, will give your students an opportunity to observe, interact, and learn skills in sustainable food production that they can take back to school and into their community.

Program activities include:

  • Touring The Stop’s Green Barn;
  • Setting up a vermicompost bin;
  • Playing compost bin and worm biology games;
  • Planting and harvesting food crops.

Grade 5: Workshops

Location: 601 Christie Street, Barn 4.

Workshop Units:

  1. The Real Dirt on Food Systems
    October to December, at The Stop’s Green Barn
  1. The More We Get Together
    December to January, at The Stop’s Green Barn or at your school
  1. Food Culture
    February to April, at The Stop’s Green Barn
  1. Scraps to Snacks
    April to June, at The Stop’s Green Barn

The workshops are Pay-What-You-Can, with a suggested donation of $2-4 per student, but we will not turn down school visits for lack of funds. While we prioritize our community schools in the Davenport West and St. Clair West neighbourhoods, we have limited spaces for schools outside of those areas. We especially encourage schools from priority neighbourhoods to contact us.

Note: Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage classes to register for all workshops as early as possible, as space is limited. Teachers are encouraged to sign up for all sessions, but can choose the number of sessions that best fits the class’s schedule. Due to high demand, we may limit the number of classes that can participate from one school. 

Contact Education Coordinators Xuan-Yen and Kanaka at 416-651-7867 or