Growing food to grow people

Eat School Grown produce
25

School Grown youth employed each season

0

lbs of food harvested from School Grown gardens in 2014

0

dollars paid out in youth wages throughout the season

"Working with FoodShare helped me push past self doubt and learn that real leaders have to support people to be cooperative. I've had the pleasure of working with handfuls of people during my time with FoodShare and that chance helped me see that teamwork creates a happy and functional workplace." - Jordan, one of our School Grown growers.

FoodShare’s School Grown, a schoolyard farming project, grows vegetables and fruits on school rooftops and lawns to create student employment. With urban farming, Field to Table Schools is closing the loop on food literacy from how young people eat, grow and learn.

Getting students involved in seeding, weeding, harvesting and running their own markets is vital for nurturing deep bonds between youth and food. Reading a textbook is fine, but little compares to getting dirt on your hands and the first harvest of the season.

School Grown Farms:

Our staff works with the TDSB, school staff and students in garden planting, care, harvesting, cooking and markets.


School Grown

Take a deeper look at the food justice movement through FoodShare's School Grown program — a schoolyard farming project that employs students in running urban market gardens, while transforming the way young people think about food.

Let us help you

Contact Katie German if you have any question about this program.

Katie German
Field to Table Schools Manager
katieg@foodshare.net
416-363-6441 x248

Program Lead

Katie German // Field to Table Schools Manager

Katie German is a certified high school teacher and urban farmer. She coordinates the School Grown program, a youth employment focused schoolyard farming social enterprise. She brings over 15 years of working with youth, designing educational programs, and facilitating meaningful learning experiences that are rooted in social justice and building community. She has been farming for 5 seasons and loves...see full bio