Vancouver Summer Camp
Are you looking for a Vancouver summer camp for your five-to-twelve year old this year? If so, you may want to check out Passport to Permaculture from The World in a Garden.
The World In A Garden is an urban agriculture project. It teaches the community about the nutritional, cultural, social and environmental benefits of just, local food systems. It was established in 2007 by nutritionist Tricia Sedgwick, supported by Charlotte Katzen of the Jewish Family Service Agency. The intention was to educate people about growing food from seed to table, and to promote cross-cultural acceptance.
Passport to Permaculture
The weeklong Vancouver summer camp Passport to Permaculture runs from July 9-13, 2012 and again from July 23-27, 2012. Children aged five-to-twelve will learn about food and ecology following the three ethics of permaculture:
- Care of all people
- Care of the earth
- Fair share
Pizza, Farm Markets and Beekeeping
Over the course of the week children will receive stamps in their “Passport to Permaculture” by completing various activities. The activities cover nutrition, urban agriculture, biodiversity, local food, multiculturalism, ethical business and more. There will also be guest speakers including Duncan Martin of Daily Eggs, Jodi Peters of Environmental Youth Alliance, and Lori Weidenhammer a.k.a. Madame Beespeaker. Participants at the Vancouver summer camp will also go on a pizza-making field trip to Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company, and participate in a camper-run farm market. It’s a great option if you want to teach your urban Vancouver kids about where their food comes from.
To register for this Vancouver summer camp, or for more information, get in touch with Alicia at [email protected] or 604-257-5151 X.1213.
Visit the Garden
If you want to find out more about The World in a Garden, you can drop by their garden at West 57th Avenue and East Boulevard any Monday between 3:30 and 5:30pm. Take in a garden tour, followed by a volunteer work party. Local refreshments will be provided. Also, stay tuned to their website to find out about workshops, events, volunteer opportunities, and so on.