Farm Roots Mini School

Click Here for the Farm Roots Mini School website  While earning dual credits towards high school graduation and graduation from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, students will design, plan and build a learning farm at a small school set on 8 acres. Students will learn deeply and broadly about food systems and resource management with a focus on innovative sustainability and agricultural sciences. Learners will engage in the following course bundles every second day at the farm: Entrepreneurship; Emergent Technologies; Foundations of Inquiry and Independent / Group Inquiries; Sustainability Sciences (Agricultural / Environmental Studies). A strong partnership with local farmers has been established. Collaborations with them, as well as with senior citizen groups, early learning groups and artists are central to the model. Graduates will have a unique skill set applicable to varied and burgeoning career paths as well as the competencies in demand from today’s employers: leadership, collaboration, creativity, problem-solving, and communication. The innovation aims to make learning relevant and connected to students’ lived experiences.