Alissa Campbell, Project Manager of Growing up Organic Ottawa
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Health Award Nominated by Devonshire Public School- Canada
Growing Up Organic is a project of Canadian Organic Growers' Ottawa Chapter. They run a number of active programs aimed at increasing youth awareness of and access to local organic foods, while encouraging increased organic production for the local community. To date we have partnered with 28 schools across the Ottawa region in establishing organic school garden programs...the harvest grows more bountiful every year! They also facilitate a series of complimentary programs including curriculum-connected garden based workshops and our innovative "Farm-Gate Cafes", whereby students participate in farm field trips to local organic farms, or host an organic farmer right in their classrooms; after learning about the most important part of the food production system, students bring delicious local organic vegetables back to the classroom where they prepare a meal in collaboration with a local chef and/or nutritionist.