Sustainable Food Systems Education Program

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


Grade 3: Class Visits

Location: 601 Christie Street, Barn 4.
Dates: Wednesdays and Thursdays, between May and June, 2015.
Hours: 9:30AM - 12:00PM (includes time for lunch)
 
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. To schedule a visit, or for more information on the programming, please contact youtheducation [at] thestop [dot] org to obtain a brochure.

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.
Dates: Wednesdays and Thursdays, October 15, 2014, to June 18, 2015.
Hours: 9:30AM - 12:00PM 
 
Workshop Units:
1. The Real Dirt on Food Systems
October to December, at The Stop's Green Barn
 
2. The More We Get Together       
December to January, at The Stop's Green Barn or at your school
 
3. Food Culture                    
February to April, at The Stop's Green Barn
 
4. Scraps to Snacks
April to June, at The Stop's Green Barn
 
To schedule a workshop, or for more information on the individual units, please contact youtheducation [at] thestop [dot] org to obtain a brochure.
 
We are asking for Pay-What-You-Can, with a suggested donation of $2-4 per student; however, 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. We also offer programming to private and independent schools on Tuesdays at a set cost. 
 
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 limitedTeachers 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. 
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