Urban Ag High Helps Edmonton Schools Establish Agriculture Programs
In recent years, the Edmonton area has seen an increase in schools pursuing urban agriculture (urban ag) initiatives. Traditionally run as extra-curricular activities or horticulture classes, urban ag is rapidly gaining interest among urban youth and educators. At the same time, while there are champions in schools across the city, existing administration and school boards may not always be aware of positives impacts of urban agriculture projects in schools.
Not only do school urban ag projects exemplify the guiding principles of Alberta Education’s Inspiring Education* document, they offer hands-on, experiential, student-lead, cross-curricular, and project based learning including: [Read more…]