Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) Richmond farm school received a certificate of appreciation for its part in the World Leisure Organization’s award given to the City of Richmond for planning, design and programming at Terra Nova Rural Park. The awards ceremony took place at Terra Nova Rural Park on November 20, 2012.
“We are very pleased that the farm school contributed to the City of Richmond and in result, has received this prestigious recognition,” said Dr. Kent Mullinix, director of sustainable agriculture and food security, KPU. “It is our great desire to work with our communities and municipal governments to advance local and regional food systems. It has been a tremendous pleasure and highly rewarding working with the City of Richmond to bring about the farm school at Terra Nova Rural Park.”
Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie presented the award to Anna Rallings, farm school coordinator. MLA Rob Howard congratulated the recipients and councillors Bill McNulty and Chak Kwong Au were also present during the ceremony. KPU’s Richmond farm school has largely contributed to the Richmond community through their educational programming and commitment to raising awareness on sustainable agriculture.
KPU’s Richmond farm school prepares learners from all walks of life to engage in human scale, urban focused agriculture enterprises including production, processing, adding value, distribution, marketing and sales. The program’s goal is to build regional agri-food systems in, around and for municipalities. For more information please visit, kwantlen.ca/ish/RFS.
World Leisure is a world-wide, non-governmental association of persons and organizations dedicated to discovering and fostering those conditions best permitting leisure to serve as a force for human growth, development and well-being.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region for 30 years, and has opened doors to success for more than 250,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs, including business, liberal arts and science, design, health, trades and technology, apprenticeships, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 18,000 students annually have a choice from over 200 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations. Please visit: kwantlen.ca.
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