Fresh Roots Farm
On Friday May 12th Cedar class had the amazing opportunity to explore local plant life at Fresh Roots Farm.
This farm is hosted by Vancouver Technical Secondary and is located in the city of Vancouver. Cedar class was able to learn about different flowers and the process of pollination through a few different creative lessons.
First the students engaged in a scavenger hunt, discovering all the different colours that are native to our area. Next, the students worked together to put together anatomical puzzles about the different parts of a flower, and then dissected flowers to use magnifying glasses to inspect each component.
Cedar class was very excited about the farm and asked to help with some upkeep, and after learning the difference between plants and weeds, they worked around the farm to help keep the beautiful flowers and fruits healthy. After some hard work, the students were taught to make ‘seed bombs’ and created their own to help the distribution of seeds around the city. The field trip finished off with the students harvesting native flowers and making their own tea, and we even got to taste some rhubarb grown on the farm.
A huge thank you to the Fresh Roots Farm team for an amazing hands-on learning experience!