In light of the recent University and government policies regarding COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all farm school programming for the 2020 season. This decision was not taken lightly. However, we feel it is the right decision to ensure the health and safety of our community at this time. We will continue to operate the farm at full production to provide food to those who need it. We remain committed to our community's education and are working hard to figure out how to support our community of food growers, learners and teachers during these unprecedented times.
Thank you for all the support this year and we aim to run the program again in the 2021 season.
The Tsawwassen First Nation Farm School is a collaboration between the Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN) and the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems (ISFS) at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU).
First of its kind, the school fuses sustainable agriculture and traditional indigenous food systems as tools to build community and create dialogue around land stewardship for the future. The school program is open to all with curiosity on how to feed a growing population while restoring the land. The program takes place at our 20-acre certified organic working farm on traditional TFN lands. The farm boasts a traditional medicine garden, a mixed fruit orchard, a market garden, livestock including chickens, pigs and ducks, and incubator plots on which program graduates can launch their farm businesses. The Farm is a gathering place to learn about human scaled alternative food production systems.
Join us and learn to become a farmer! To get a more insightful view on what we do on a daily basis, visit our farm school blog to read what our students have to say about our program!
Our video captures every aspect of the farm and what a typical school year entails!
We would like to acknowledge our generous funders, Vancouver City Savings Credit Union (Vancity), Real Estate Foundation BC and West Coast Seeds, for their support of this program.