Started in 2007, the EarthBites program was founded by the Rocky Mountain Flatbread Education Society. At Rocky Mountain Flatbread we believe that teaching future generations about local food growth & nutrition is essential to creating sustainable food systems.
EarthBites was designed to provide a positive support structure for school gardens. The program inspires and informs students, teachers and parents to participate hands-on & acquire life skills to nourish themselves.
Over the years we have built a dedicated team of urban growers, nutritionists & entrepreneurs passionate about engaging children directly with the food they eat, their communities & the environment. Our team offers a variety of fun & engaging workshops teaching students of all ages to grow, eat & craft with the seasons. Our students also learn to lead and co-ordinate school wide pocket markets; a program which allows them to gain invaluable entrepreneurial skills and raise funds to sustain their school gardens.
Thanks to funding from Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company and Vancity, the EarthBites team has had the opportunity to work with thousands of students in Vancouver over the years. As our partners schools continue to grow, we have now extended into Boys and Girls Clubs, Montessori Schools and we even visited a school in West Vancouver to kick start their garden program! In 2015, EarthBites is now offering Adult Cooking & Growing Classes with some of Vancouver’s best chefs and urban farmers. 100% of net proceeds will go towards EarthBites funding. Sign up for a class today.
In Canmore, EarthBites partnered with Canmore Community Gardens, funding a school farm on Canmore Collegiate High school’s roof top. In the first season 780 lbs. of produce was grown, harvested and sold at the local farmers market. Too awesome!
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